Philippine Scout Ranger team hailed among the best in United Kingdom

A recognition ceremony was held for eight personnel of the First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSSR) who excellently performed in the Exercise Cambrian Patrol (EX CP) 2018 hosted by the British Army in Wales, United Kingdom from October 8 to 20.

The recognition ceremony was held at Fort Bonifacio during the November 5 flag raising ceremony.

“The EX CP is an annual event that begun in 1959. It is a long range patrol exercise open to international participants and is considered as one of the most arduous military events designed to test leadership, field craft, discipline, and both mental and physical strength,” the Philippine Army said.

“The eight man patrol team from the FSRR ranked 4th out of 139 teams from 28 different countries who participated in the event,” the Philippine Army added.

The scout ranger team was selected after beating other Philippines Special Operations Forces teams from the Special Forces Regiment and the Light Reaction Regiment in a selection process patterned after the EX CP.

The Philippine Army said that in its pursuit of becoming world-class it always take the chance to participate in various military exercises or competitions not only to acquire and develop new skills but as well as foster good relations and camaraderie with other armed forces.