A TOUGH but rewarding day was had by soldiers at Worthy Down camp near Winchester.

For all those serving in the Adjutant General’s Corps (AGC), it was the return of its Triple Crown Challenge.

In its 22nd year, it aims to test teams’ military skills and battle fitness to encourage the AGC’s esprit de corps.

Some 170 teams entered the contest, including 65 military skills teams. All have had their soldiering ability tested, whether that be in either the 12-mile march and shoot or a military skills event which included a 4-5 mile march.

Lt Gen Stuart Skeates, deputy commander joint forces command Brunssum, hosted the prize giving and presented the trophies.

The overall winners of those in the military skills element of the competition were the Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCLPA) Personnel Administration Training Wing Winchester (PAT W) and the overall winners of the march and shoot and best overall team of the competition were 7 PARA RHA (Royal Horse Artillery).

Major Ian McLeish, event coordinator, said: “The event so far has been really good, it’s been a great occasion, there’s been a few drops of rain but that hasn’t damped spirits too much. This is a great opportunity for everyone to get together, reunite as a corps and to forge relations to help us serve the rest of the Army better.”

The teams were made up of personnel from all divisions and commands of the AGC including the Educational and Training Services (ETS), Army Legal Services (ALS), Staff and Personnel Support (SPS).