By Priam Nepomuceno
MANILA — Eight Philippine Army (PA) Scout Rangers, who participated in the United Kingdom’s Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2019 (Ex CP 2019) held in Wales, were awarded the Silver Medal for their feat Wednesday.
This was bared by PA spokesperson Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala in a statement Thursday.
“For 51 sleepless hours, the Army’s eight-man team successfully accomplished its mission by performing various military operations along the rugged Cambrian Mountains of Mid-Wales, with loads of logistics and minimal food and water,” Zagala said.
This year, around 130 teams from different countries participated in the exercise.
They also underwent a 21-day pre-training before the exercise proper that started last October 14.
The Ex CP is an annual international military exercise hosted by Headquarters 160th (Welsh) Brigade. It is tagged as the British Army’s premier patrolling event that provides mission-focused and scenario-based exercise to enhance each participating unit’s operational capabilities.
“The Philippine Army recognizes the achievement of our Scout Rangers, which is a manifestation of the perseverance and toughness of the Filipino soldier. Their display of character in the international scene reflects our nation’s aspirations to become a truly world-class Army,” Zagala said. (PNA)