The British Army has long believed that sport prepares men for combat by increasing fitness, channelling aggression, and focusing the mind. Sport serves to strengthen the ties between men, instilling discipline and readiness to serve a common cause.
Sport has always been important for morale. It reinforces group identity and makes soldiers ready to serve a shared cause even in the most difficult circumstances.
Although factors like patriotism, financial security and the chance to travel have persuaded men and women to enlist, sport has also played a major role in British Army recruitment.
The British Army has long believed that sport prepares men for combat by increasing fitness, channelling aggression, and instilling discipline.
The British Army has established many of the sports we know and love today and helped to spread them throughout the world.
Adventure training is an important part of life in the modern British Army. But Major Bronco Lane lost more than he expected on his expedition to Mount Everest in 1976.
24 August 2019 - 25 August 2019
How high can you climb? This August Bank Holiday weekend, take on the challenge of our outdoor climbing wall. Suitable for ages 5 and over.
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