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  • AFPST – Snowboard

    AFPST – Snowboard

    ADAPTIVE SNOWBOARDING Army Snowboarding recently held its Freestyle Championships in Austria and for the first time the event included adaptvie snowboarders. The Armed Forces para Snowsports Team (AFPST) is a military charity that aims to use performance activity in wintersports…
  • snowboard freestyle champs 2018

    snowboard freestyle champs 2018

    Army Snowboard Freestyle Championships 2018 Col JC Connelly Exercise Snow Method 17 originally aimed to provide a Snowboarding event early in the season aimed at those on Military Operations that could not attend events later in the season. It has…
  • Alpine Rules update

    Alpine Rules update

    Alpine Rules update Army Alpine rules are being updated and will be available on the website from 1 Dec 18, after the annual TD forum has taken place.  In the interim, 2017/18 season rules are to be used which can…
  • Wessex Biathlon Nordic Festival

    Wessex Biathlon Nordic Festival

    The Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club is pleased to host The “Wessex Biathlon Nordic Festival” on 28th October. Castle Combe Circuit is situated to the west of the market town of Chippenham in the South West of England. The…
  • Telemark Season Report – 2018

    Telemark Season Report – 2018

    Telemark Season Report – 2018 Lt Robbie Houstoun Twenty Eighteen saw the British and Army Championships (Ex TELEMARK TITAN) return to Pralognon-la-Vanoise, France for the second year in a row. Having just hosted a FIS Telemark World Cup event with…
  • SKELETON SEASON REPORT – 2018

    SKELETON SEASON REPORT – 2018

    Skeleton SEASON REPORT – 2018 SSgt Nicky Moxon RSIGS Skeleton athletes travel face down and head first with their helmets only 5cm from the ice at speeds that can reach 130 Kph! Needless to say, everyone that takes part quickly…
  • NORDIC SEASON REPORT – 2018

    NORDIC SEASON REPORT – 2018

    Nordic SEASON REPORT – 2018 Maj Elizabeth Sedgwick RLC The biathletes of Britain descended on the quiet Bavarian town of Ruhpolding once again this January for another excellent ‘home from home’ experience. The warm welcome that we characteristically receive from…
  • Luge Season Report – 2018

    Luge Season Report – 2018

    LUGE SEASON REPORT – 2018 Capt Lucy Wyatt RE, Chairman Army Luge As the least well known of ice sports in the UK, ‘What is Luge like?’ is a common question asked by people considering attending a training camp. If…
  • Cresta Season Report 2018

    Cresta Season Report 2018

    CRESTA SEASON REPORT 2018 Maj PJR Chishick LG This season was a notable season for Army Cresta for a number of reasons.  We had 32 riders representing 13 regiments for the Junction Inter-Regimental Championships of whom, for the first time,…
  • EX RACING ICE III – 2018

    EX RACING ICE III – 2018

    Ex RACING ICE III- INTER SERVICE ICE SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS The three services came together to train and race at the Olympic Sliding Centre in Igls, Austria. Talent on the ice ranged from novices through to Olympic medal winners, including our…
  • EX RACING ICE II – 2018

    EX RACING ICE II – 2018

    Ex RACING ICE II – ARMY NOVICE, JUNIOR AND SENIOR BOBSLEIGH CHAMPIONSHIPS Once upon a lycra lunge, high up in the Winterberg mountains, the charismatic voice of the bob track casually broadcasts the words: “Bob crashed! Bob back up!… Bob…
  • EX Racing Ice 1 – 2018

    EX Racing Ice 1 – 2018

    Ex RACING ICE 1 – ARMY BOBSLEIGH ICE CAMP The novice training weeks run late November and early December each year, giving young aspiring athletes the opportunity to try on their ice legs and experience the adrenaline pumping sport of…
  • Alpine – ISSSC and the British Champs

    Alpine – ISSSC and the British Champs

    Alpine – ISSSC and the British Champs ARMY ALPINE SKI TEAM REPORT – Capt Lauren Barr REME The coveted final slots for the Army team were hotly contested at Ex LIONS CHALLENGE right up until the very last race. A…
  • Alpine Season update 2018

    Alpine Season update 2018

    Alpine Season update 2018 By Lt Col Bee Smith R SIGNALS Secretary Army Alpine What a difference a year makes! The ski season of 2017/2018 was heralded in by unprecedented amounts of snow from as early as mid-November and by…
  • Notice of Death

    Notice of Death

    Colonel Jimmie Spencer (late RA) 22 April 1926 – 16 July 2018 Born in Greenock, Jimmie Spencer was “economic” about his date of birth and enlisted into the Royal Artillery in 1943. He saw action at Salerno, and then as…
  • Notice of death

    Notice of death

    It is with the deepest sadness and a heavy heart that we have to inform you that Maj (Retd) John Ayres, who was the first permanent AGA/AWSA Secretary in the ASCB (1991 to 2000) died at home on Saturday 28th…
  • Ex RACING ICE II – 2018

    Ex RACING ICE II – 2018

    The popularity of ice sports continues to grow in the Army a fact which was clearly in evidence at the Army Ice championships – Exercise Racing Ice II – which were held from 24 Jan to 3 Feb 18 in…
  • Army Bobsleigh Results

    Army Bobsleigh Results

    ARMY BOBSLEIGH CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 Army Champions Men Army Champions: Cpl Ivan Londal – LCpl Rick Ray, 3 PARA Runners up: Sgt Dan Hawker, RMAS – LCpl Jimmy Newson, 3 PARA Army Champions Women Army Champions: WO2 Smith, RSA Larkhill –…
  • Army Skeleton Results

    Army Skeleton Results

    Army Skeleton Championship 2018 This season the Championships was held at Winterberg Germany, with a Total of 24 competitors. Army Men’s Champion: LCpl Nathan Jackson , RLC Runner up : Sig Arran Holmes , RSIGS Army Female Champion: Capt Rhianon…
  • EX TELEMARK TITAN 2018

    EX TELEMARK TITAN 2018

    Fabulous report from Forces.net about this year’s EX TELEMARK TITAN. [Almost 100 competitors have been competing in Pralognan La Vanoise and as Army Telemark chairman Brigadier Suzanne Anderson pointed out, there was a real mixture of abilities on display at this year’s tournament:…
  • Telemark Championships 2018

    Telemark Championships 2018

    80 skiers recently took to the slopes in Pralognan-la-Vanoise, France to compete in Exercise Telemark Titan the British Army Telemark Skiing Championships. The exercise began with 5 days of familiarisation training and tuition in the finer arts of Telemark enabling…
  • EX RI II ADMIN INSTRUCTION

    EX RI II ADMIN INSTRUCTION

    ARMY NOVICE, JUNIOR & SENIOR ICE CHAMPIONSHIPS WINTERBERG, GERMANY (24 JANUARY – 3 FEBRUARY 18) Ex RACING ICE 2 (Ex RI2) is the Army Novice, Junior and Senior Ice Championships which is to be held in Winterberg, Germany from 24…
  • Bobsleigh Silver at World Cup

    Bobsleigh Silver at World Cup

    BBC Sport reported “British Olympic pilot Lamin Deen secured the first major medal of his career with silver in the four-man event at the Bobsleigh World Cup. GB’s Deen, Ben Simons, Toby Olubi and Andrew Matthews led the standings after…
  • 2017 AGM report and 2018 AGM

    2017 AGM report and 2018 AGM

    DATE FOR YOUR DIARY The 2017 AGM will be on Tuesday 6 Novovember 18 at the Cav & Gds Club in London. VICE CHAIRMAN’S REPORT TO THE 2017 AWSA AGM BRIG MP MOORE CBE – 1 NOV 17 A warm…
  • EX RUCKSACK 18 PROGRAMME

    EX RUCKSACK 18 PROGRAMME

    Ex Rucksack 18 Programme Programme now available for the Army, Inter Service and British National Cross Country and Biathlon Championships which will be held in Ruhpolding from 24 January to 9 February 2018. VIEW PROGRAMME HERE The aim of Ex…
  • Ex SNOW METHOD 17

    Ex SNOW METHOD 17

    Ex SNOW METHOD 17 Fabulous video produced by Ben Aprea
  • AWSA 70th

    AWSA 70th

    70 years old and still going strong! By Lt Col (Retd) Mark Goodson  The Foundation In 1927 a cable car was built on the Kanzelhohe, near Villach in Austria; Health & Safety was clearly not an issue! But, what has…
  • Army Sports Lottery Grants

    Army Sports Lottery Grants

    Army Sports Lottery Grants Applications for an ASL Overseas Tour/Courses Grant must be received a minimum of 6 weeks before your departure date or the course start date, these must be accompanied by an ASCB Authority letter issued by secretary@ascb.uk.com.…
  • President’s Certificate Winners 2017

    President’s Certificate Winners 2017

    President’s Certificate Winners 2017 The AWSA President’s Certificate for Outstanding Service is presented to individuals who have provided outstanding service to Army Winter Sports, in either one or more Disciplines – only 6 can be awarded annually. In his position…
  • LAST POST – Lt Col John (JAG) Moore, late RA

    LAST POST – Lt Col John (JAG) Moore, late RA

    LAST POST – Lt Col John (JAG) Moore, late RA As a 14 year old school, boy he had competed at the first ever Army Ski Championships in 1948 and later went on to race Cross Country at the Olympic…
  • Snowboarding Championships 2017

    Snowboarding Championships 2017

    Snowboarding Championships 2017 Over 800 personnel across the Army have participated in organised snowboarding events from Corps to national level this season, and the Championships attracted 63 experienced riders from all Corps less Infantry and RAC who were unfortunately unable…
  • Inter Services Ice Championships 2017

    Inter Services Ice Championships 2017

    Inter Service Ice Championships 2017 This year the 2017 Inter Service Ice Championships took place in Lillehammer, Norway and the Army teams achieved their best Ice results since 2006, winning 3 of the 5 team titles as follows: Army Male…
  • Army Alpine Inter Services 2017

    Army Alpine Inter Services 2017

    28/01/17 – 04/02/17 – By Maj Rob Ronz (Army Ski Team Manager) Looking across the Army it is clear that the overall standard of skiing is increasing. Established powerhouses of Alpine racing such as the RLC and REME continue to…
  • Army Alpine 2017

    Army Alpine 2017

    24/01/17 to 03/02/17 – By Lt Col Bee Smith (Alpine Secretary) Most of 2016’s planning was taken up with trying to minimise the impact, across Army Alpine, of the calendar clash that had Ex LIONS CHALLENGE, the Army Championships, programmed…
  • CS INTER SERVICES SNOW SPORTS RESULTS 2017

    CS INTER SERVICES SNOW SPORTS RESULTS 2017

    CS INTER SERVICES SNOW SPORTS RESULTS 2017 TEAM COMBINED CHAMPIONS Alpine (F): RAF Alpine (M): ARMY Nordic: ARMY Snowboard (F): ARMY Snowboard (M): RAF Cresta: ARMY Telemark: RN Bobsleigh (M): ARMY Bobsleigh (F): RAF Luge: ARMY  Skeleton (M): RAF  Skeleton (F): ARMY ALPINE Downhill (F): Sqn Ldr Wroe RAF Downhill (M): Spr…
  • Army Alpine Team 2017

    Army Alpine Team 2017

    2017 Army Alpine Team Men Maj Joe WILLIAMSON QRH Sgt Stuart ATKINSON REME Sgt Dan MACDONALD REME Cpl Chris WHITE RLC Cpl John RIDDELL QRH LCpl Nathan COBB RLC LCpl Hayden GRAND R SIGS Spr Euan KICK RE Spr Duncan…
  • PRESIDENT’S CERTIFICATE WINNERS – 2016

    PRESIDENT’S CERTIFICATE WINNERS – 2016

    AWSA PRESIDENT’S CERTIFICATE FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE – 2016 The AWSA President’s Certificate for Outstanding Service is presented to individuals who have provided outstanding service to Army Winter Sports, in either one or more Disciplines – only 6 can be awarded…
  • VICE CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – 2016 AGM

    VICE CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – 2016 AGM

    VICE CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – 2016 AGM The AWSA has had its best season ever. With the reduction in operational commitments, levels of participation are well up on previous levels and I expect this trend to continue. Snow conditions were reasonable,…
  • LAST POST – Arthur Harvey

    LAST POST – Arthur Harvey

    LAST POST – Arthur Harvey It is with deep regret that we announce the death on Saturday 19th September of Arthur Harvey. Arthur, a retired Major in the Royal Artillery, was an international shot and, at the age of 81,…
  • WINTER SPORT INSURANCE

    WINTER SPORT INSURANCE

    WINTER SPORT INSURANCE There are a number of Insurers providing cover for winter sport exercises which units and unit/individuals are free to choose from. However, Exercise organisers/individuals may wish to consider the services of Towergate Wilsons, a Team Army sponsor…
  • 300 Years for The Royal Regiment of Artillery

    300 Years for The Royal Regiment of Artillery

    300 Years for The Royal Regiment of Artillery On 26 May 2016 The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA) celebrated its 300th Anniversary with a Review before Her Majesty The Queen, the Captain General at…
  • CS Inter Services Snow Sports Results 2016

    CS Inter Services Snow Sports Results 2016

    CS INTER SERVICES SNOW SPORTS RESULTS 2016 TEAM COMBINED CHAMPIONS Alpine (F): ARMY Alpine (M): ARMY Snowboard (F): ARMY Snowboard (M): ARMY Telemark: ARMY Cresta: ARMY ALPINE Downhill (F): ARMY Downhill (M): RN Slalom (F): ARMY Slalom (M): ARMY Super G (F): ARMY Super G (M): RAF Giant Slalom (F): ARMY Giant Slalom…
  • EX RUCKSACK 2015

    EX RUCKSACK 2015

    EX RUCKSACK 2015 More than 200 winter sports athletes, most of them military personnel, have been competing in a combined British National and Inter-Service Biathlon and Cross Country Ski Championships. The competition, which also includes the Army championship, is held…
  • Army Biathletes going to SOCHI

    Army Biathletes going to SOCHI

    Army Biathletes going to SOCHI The British Olympic Association (BOA) today announced that two athletes from the sport of biathlon have been officially selected for Team GB for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The two biathletes join athletes already…