Posted on March 21, 2019
Exercise Wildjack Fire is an opportunity for the regiment to brush up on their soldiering skills and develop their specialist role within the British Army. The exercise is as much about practicing specialist skills as it is a return to basics for the soldiers. They face various and challenging scenarios they could encounter during deployments. The situations they face are widespread and challenging from dealing with insurgency style serials to dealing with a chemical threat.
“It’s been quite a while since I’ve put hands on this [kit],” says Corporal Zack Herdman. “It’s good to go back to some of the basics and some of the tasks and remember what you’ve been taught.”
Both regular and reserve squadrons are involved in Exercise Wildjack Fire. The teams are normally based in five different locations, but on the occasion of the exercise, they come together. “It’s always good to work as a team, especially when sometimes you work with new individuals for the first time,” says Captain Adam Richardson. “These exercises are a fantastic opportunity to understand how other people work and how we work together as a unit.”