Soldier Jamie takes on challenge

Images by Cpl Paul Morrison RLC - 25/10/2011, 2011 MoD Release Authorised Handout Image ''Image: Kingsman Jamie Clegg, 2 Lancs, Detengian Company, age 21''Today, 25/10/2011, soldiers from the UK and abroad took part in Exercise Cambrian Patrol in the Cambrian Mountains to test their military skills and patrolling capabilities both during the day and through the night.''This year's Exercise has set a new benchmark for the number of soldiers taking on the arduous challenge to rough it through some of the harshest tearrain in the mid-Wales countryside.  A record number of Regular and Territorial Army soldiers in the British Army will be joined by international teams of troops from around the world.''The annual event is both physically and mentally demanding and is a highlight in the British Army's training calendar.  Internationally, it is regarded as one of the toughest tests the modern-day soldier can face and some foreign entrants have to claim the right to take part by winning through their own domestic chal

Images by Cpl Paul Morrison RLC - 25/10/2011, 2011 MoD Release Authorised Handout Image ''Image: Kingsman Jamie Clegg, 2 Lancs, Detengian Company, age 21''Today, 25/10/2011, soldiers from the UK and abroad took part in Exercise Cambrian Patrol in the Cambrian Mountains to test their military skills and patrolling capabilities both during the day and through the night.''This year's Exercise has set a new benchmark for the number of soldiers taking on the arduous challenge to rough it through some of the harshest tearrain in the mid-Wales countryside. A record number of Regular and Territorial Army soldiers in the British Army will be joined by international teams of troops from around the world.''The annual event is both physically and mentally demanding and is a highlight in the British Army's training calendar. Internationally, it is regarded as one of the toughest tests the modern-day soldier can face and some foreign entrants have to claim the right to take part by winning through their own domestic chal

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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.