Capt Eddy Foster, of Gütersloh-based 2 Logistic Support Regiment RLC, had organised his first AT exercise when he and 20 members of his regiment headed to the REME lodge in Bavaria in June 2012.
During one of the water-based activities, Pte John Lomas, 22, drowned after the inflatable raft he was in capsized on the Inn River. It was an activity that required participants to have passed the military swimming test (MST).
The MoD says it is on track to meet its planned total of 35,060 Reservists by 2018/2019.
A year ago the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, announced the publication of the Reserves’ White Paper. It set out how defence aims to enhance the capability and strength of the Reserves and better integrate them with the regular component.
Normally when a vehicle suffers major damage in a road traffic accident or as a consequence of an improvised explosive device, it is likely to be scrapped or used to provide spare parts for maintenance of other vehicles.
However, a process unique to British Forces Germany which involves its civilian workshops and military personnel working closely with their German industry partners is changing this.