A SOLDIER from Wigan has faced up to one of the British Army’s toughest tests.
Kingsman Jamie Clegg, 21, from Hindley, took part in Exercise Cambrian Patrol – an annual event which takes place over some of the most challenging terrain in mid-Wales.
The patrolling exercise, run by 160 (Wales) Brigade, is both physically and mentally demanding and is a highlight in the British Army’s training calendar.
Teams that successfully complete their patrol are awarded a gold, silver or bronze medal or certificate of merit, .
Jamie, who serves with 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, said: “This is my first Cambrian Patrol and we know we’ll have to stay sharp for the whole patrol if we want to finish it and do well. It’s about not switching off.
“It’s not just a physical challenge but all your military skills and basic soldiering comes into play.”
Jamie, a former Mornington High School pupil, joined the battalion in 2006 and has completed two tours of Afghanistan.