Missiles away

SKILLED Reservists from Portsmouth-based 295 Battery Royal Artillery with members of their twinned Regular 12 Regiment, based on Thorney Island. Inset, the missile firing
SKILLED Reservists from Portsmouth-based 295 Battery Royal Artillery with members of their twinned Regular 12 Regiment, based on Thorney Island. Inset, the missile firing
Monster truck 'Grim Reaper' in action at the HMS Sultan Summer Show. Thousands of visitors enjoyed an exciting Father's Day weekend recently at the HMS Sultan Summer Show 2018.  The not-for-profit Show was jam-packed with high quality Arena Entertainment including Monster Trucks, a Steam Fayre and motorcycle displays with the Royal Naval Volunteer Cadet Corps Field Gun and the HMS Sultan Volunteer Band ensuring the Show was in keeping with the best of Naval Traditions.  Outside of the Main Arena an enormous funfair, a free Fun and Games Arena, petting zoo, static airframe displays, creepy crawlies, craft and chairties tents, classic cars and a Georgian Gun Deck Experience based around the Battle of Trafalgar kept visitors entertained. In addition, guests were also given the opportunity to book their own ride on the 'Red Dragon; Moster Ride Truck.  On top of everythinng else on offer 2018 marks 'The Year of Engineering', a year long cross-government campaign. Picture: PO Phot Nicola Harper.

IN PICTURES: HMS Sultan Summer Show

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ARMY reserves have honed their skills after returning from two weeks of training in Wales.

Reserves from 106 Regiment Royal Artillery, based at Peronne Road, in Hilsea, undertook two weeks of training in live missile firing. It follows a Ministry of Defence review that means regulars and reserves will be fully integrated for the first time and the gunners of 106 Regiment are embracing the change.

Commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Matt Young said: ‘We had over 80 of our reserves in Wales and the training has been a resounding success, demonstrating the close working relationship we have developed with our sister regiment. The benefits of this integrated training goes without saying – both regular and reserve officers and soldiers are learning from each other.’