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Not your average training course

Reservists from 6th Battalion The Rifles spent 2 weeks in Cyprus on one of the biggest exercises for regular and reservist army personnel. 

Your boss has sent you on a training course. You’re thinking about the biscuits during the coffee break or just simply a day out of the office.

But imagine if your annual training involved everything from using the latest hi-tech kit at the cutting edge of your profession to testing your fitness to the limits. Not to mention rock climbing, sailing or mountain biking; all of this in the early Mediterranean summer.

That’s exactly what 90 reservists from 6th Battalion The Rifles (6 RIFLES) have been doing recently in the western Sovereign Base Area in the south of Cyprus.

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