The Sri Lanka Army ‘Special Forces Team’ that took part in the British Army’s international ‘Exercise Cambrian Patrol’, had won a Bronze medal. According to Army media, three Officers and seven Other Rank personnel of the Special Forces (SF) took part at the Exercise held in Mid Wales, in England, last week.
Exercise Cambrian Patrol is the premier patrolling event of the British Army and one of the toughest in the world. It is held in Wales and hosted by Headquarters 160th (Welsh) Brigade. It is held with the aim to provide a challenging patrol exercise in order to enhance operational capabilities.
Despite the chilly weather in that country, the Sri Lankan SF team managed to win a Bronze after commencing the challenging exercise on Tuesday (15) and successfully completing it on Friday (18).
Commander, 160 Brigade A.S Richmond of the British Army and Brigadier Swarna Bothota, Minister Counsellor (Defence) - Defence Advisor, Sri Lankan High Commission in London joined the awarding of the Bronze medal to the SF team.