Our Team Leader in meeting this morning with Major Mick Turnbull of 42 Brigade, British Army, in regards to Brigade Exercise in October 2015

In October 2015, 42 Brigade, British Army, will be involved in a Brigade exercise to test military preparedness in regards to providing aid to the civil community.

This ‘table top’ exercise will involve service personnel from 42 Brigade, Lancashire Constabulary and NWAS, amongst many other agencies, and will take the form of a two day exercise.

The exercise will have a theme of a major incident taking place during an inclement weather period, with Day 1 taking place in the Trough Of Bowland area and Day 2 taking place at a location within the primary operational area of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team.

We have been invited to take a part in this exercise on Day 2, and in this regards our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE met this morning at 10.00hrs at our Ladybridge Hall Base/HQ with Major Mick Turnbull, 42 Brigade, to discuss the exercise and the role Bolton MRT could contribute within it. (We understand our colleagues at Bowland Pennine MRT will be similarly involved in Day 1 of this exercise)

The meeting concluded at 13.30hrs, and our Team Leader would like to thank Major Mick Turnbull for his obvious interest expressed during his visit to our Base / HQ in the work and role of Bolton MRT and our colleague teams in Lancashire and Greater Manchester.