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Dorchester TA Soliders Training Weekend


1:16pm 14th October 2013

Over the weekend soliders from Dorchester and Poole's Territorial Army have been training to fight on operations in built up areas.

A total of 80 Riflemen from the South West's 6th Battalion The Rifles (6 Rifles) took to the mock Imber Village in Salisbury Plain Training Area to defeat an enemy force who had taken seige.

The mission had twenty personell from "C" company from Dorchester and Poole.

Major Jon Penhale, who also runs a recruitment company fror Armed Service Leavers outside TA, explained, "This particular exercise is the culmination of our offensive operations package.

"So what we have tried to do is combine what they have learnt from patrols and also the OBUA package, and all the skills they have learnt in the last six months they have had the opportunity to learn."

The TA soliders, soon to be named the Army Reserves, will now continue their work with an overseas exercise following their June Summer Camp in Cyprus.

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