07:55AM, Sunday 19 January 2014
Army reservists from Windsor got the New Year off to a cold start.
The men and women of the 94 Berkshire Yeomanry Signal Squadron, based in Bolton Road, all took part in a weekend training exercise at the training area in Longmoor, Hampshire, appropriately named Exercise Cold Start.
They joined reservists from across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 10, 11 and 12. All had left their civilian jobs behind for the weekend.
Recruiting officer Captain Dawn Saunders said: "Our first weekend exercise of the New Year is always a good
way to get us up and running for our challenges in 2014 and to blow all the cobwebs away."
The exercise's fictitious scenario was a dramatic one – set in a fictitious country, Longdovia, suffering floods, ethnic and religious tensions.
The exercise coincided with the launch of the army's national recruitment campaign.
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