This is the prestigious opening stage of the five-day race, involving 100 of the world’s top female cyclists, which starts in Bury St Edmunds. In Suffolk Coastal, they will race through Kesgrave, out to Woodbridge, then on past Rendlesham to Snape, before heading up to Saxmundham, Leiston and Thorpeness, then cut down along the coast to Aldeburgh.
Britsh and American airborne engineers have worked together to develop their key skills of building and repairing runways. Exercise Pegasus Gaul has seen 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment training with the US Army's 37th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 173rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion. The soldiers familiarised themselves with each other's equipment and techniques, before working together to build a temporary landing strip at Rock Barracks in Woodbridge. The week-long training is part of improving the ability of 16 Air Assault Brigade and the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division, which both serve as their respective armies' rapid reaction forces, to deploy as a joint force in response to international crises. Please click here to see the official press release.
Suffolk’s airborne engineers are to be renamed 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment in recognition of their history and current role within the British Army’s Airborne Forces.