09:31AM, Sunday 03 February 2013
Civilian jobs were left behind for the weekend when more than 50 reserve soldiers took part in Exercise Cold Start.
The reservists were all from 94 Berkshire Yeomanry Signal Squadron based at Bolton Road, Windsor, and in Aylesbury. But they spent one January weekend at the Army Training area at Longmoor in Hampshire in temperatures of -5 degrees under the command of staff instructor Lee James, 37.
They had to deal with a fictitious scenario in which 100 terrorists stormed a southern UK Army Camp.
Staff instructor James said: “The TA work hard and give their spare time and have full time careers to juggle as well.
“In spite of the rain and freezing temperatures there were plenty of smiling faces at the end of the weekend.”
Slough Reservists, Signaller Gerard Amara, 40, a software support engineer who lives in Slough, said: “I have not been in the TA for long and this exercise was a new experience for me and it brought all my training together.”
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