Sun shines on Executive Stretch

May 11, 2017

Edinburgh was the venue for Exercise Executive Stretch 2017. 

The 5-7 May event was designed to offer managers a taste of military life while helping to develop leadership and team-working skills.

Seventy-five participants from a range of organisations – including Fife College, Standard Life, West Dunbartonshire Council, Thorntons Law, Dundee City Council and the Golden Jubilee Foundation – were welcomed to Redford Barracks by Scottish & North Irish Yeomanry (SNIY) CO Lt-Col Toby Gaddum.

The action took place over three gloriously warm and sunny days at Redford, Castlelaw Training Area and Dreghorn Barracks with the participants broken into seven teams.

The SNIY was the lead unit with 51 (Infantry) Brigade delivering the exercise. Units providing stands were 6 Scots, 7 Scots, 105 Royal Artillery, 71 Royal Engineers, 154 RLC, 32 Signal Regiment, 5MI, the RNR from HMS Scotia, 243 Prov Coy 1 RMP, 205 Field Hospital, CEUOTC, and 603 Aux Sqn RAF.

Stands included a gun run, bridge clearance, minefield vehicle extraction, message decryption, life raft drill, CSI, medical activity, vehicle search, planning exercise, and DCCT.

Participants also had the opportunity to take part in harbour drills before spending the night out at Castlelaw.

The competitive exercise was rounded off with an assault course and stretcher run at Redford on Sunday morning before the final scores were announced and presentations made by 51 (Infantry) Brigade Deputy Commander (Reserves) Col Stephanie Jackman.

The event was won by Syndicate 7 (no bibs), with Syndicate 2 (red/black) second, and Syndicate 4 (blue) third (full scores below).

There was lots of positive feedback from participants and the event judged a resounding success.

To view a gallery of images from the event, click HERE (or visit the gallery section of the website).

Full scores: