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RLC Chefs feed Ex Tractable 16

Since the middle of February, a ‘Battalion’ of 34 Army chefs from across the Division have worked 24 hours a day in three shifts, providing thousands of meals to personnel involved in Exercise Tractable 16.

By the end of the period it is estimated that they will have cooked over 24,000 eggs, used nearly two tonnes of potatoes and provided countless loaves of bread.  Using fresh ingredients and utilizing 10 man ration packs, the chefs have produced delicious, nutritious food and a great deal of morale to troops who have experienced some of the coldest days this winter.

The British Army’s Wiltshire based 3rd (UK) Division is holding Exercise Tractable 2016 on Salisbury Plain Training Area this month. The exercise is designed to test the ability the Division’s Lead Armoured Task Force (LATF) to deploy from barracks via a centralised Staging Area or Mounting Centre, to air and sea points of embarkation. It will see the movement of more than 1,800 personnel and 1,200 vehicles, including Challenger 2 main battle tanks and is part of a series of annual exercises intended to prove the readiness of the British Army’s ‘main intervention capability’ Division.

Old Carter Barracks will become the Staging Area for the exercise and will see 1,200 vehicles of the 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade from which the LATF is currently held in readiness.  The Staging Area, which not only serves as a large ‘car park’ and vehicle service and recovery area also provides military ‘life-support’ with teams providing catering and accommodation for the personnel involved in the exercise.

 

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