Welcome to Ten Tors 2017
Welcome to the new Ten Tors 2017 web site. You can look back on Ten Tors 2016 and previous years in the archive.
KEY DATES coming soon
Want to know where you actually went during the Ten Tors Challenge 2017?
TT Secretary's Notices
Fri 19 May 2017 — CONGRATULATIONS ~~WINNER~~CONGRATULATIONS
Well done Matt Keeble - #DirectorTenTors has selected your video as the winning entry!!!
A great insight from start to finish of the #TenTors experience #teamspirit #beautyofdartmoor see more on Facebook
Wed 17 May 2017 — Volunteer Awards 2017
The list of those nominated in 2017 for Volunteer Awards has been updated with the additional entries in italics. Arrangements for presentation of the unawarded certificates will be announced shortly.
Please note that the date used is that of when the Award was achieved, not the date of presentation.
If further amendments to the list are required, please e mail SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk writing in the Subject ‘Volunteer Awards’.
Mon 15 May 2017 — Nick Muir from Great Torrington receiving his 30 year support for Ten Tors
Picture below is of Nick Muir from Great Torrington receiving his 30 year support for Ten Tors. Nick first got involved with Ten Tors in 1987 as he was looking for a challenge for the older scouts in his troop 1st Torridge Sea Scouts, Ten Tors fitted the bill.
Over the years he has trained managed and supported group from Scouts in Torridge, West Devon, North Devon and Torbay. He worked at both Bideford College and Great Torrington school where he supported and managed ten tors teams. Ten Tors offers so many life skills we are very fortunate to the enthusiasm of the Army for offering this event to so many young people, 400 teams of 6 taking on the 35, 45, & 55 route.
We must not forget the Jubillee Challenge a 1 day event for the less able, 2017 was its 40th year. This year Thursday & Friday was very windy and cold, Saturday was cloudy with less wind Sunday was a gloruious clear sky and sunshine, the weather was kind. The phase that comes back from Ten Torers is ' I would not be the person I am today without the encouragement of trainers/leaders and the armed forces for offering this event I discovered what i was capable of'
Nick receiving his award from Lt Colonel Peter N Bates OBE MA - SO1 Ten Tors
Mon 15 May 2017 — Ten Tors 2017 Photo-fit pictures
Memories of a wonderful Ten Tors 2017 are available now on the Internet.
The Ten Tors Challenge photos are here:
And the Jubilee Challenge images are here:
Sat 13 May 2017 — Important Notice to all Ten Tors Research Participants
Information about how and when to complete the 4th and final questionnaire of the Oxford research study has now been sent to the e-mail address provided by parents in their research consent form.
Please check inboxes, including junk folders!
E-mails have only been sent to those for whom we have parental consent AND who have completed at least one of the earlier surveys.
Thank you once again for your valued participation in this important research
Headquarters South West
Colonel James Coote commissioned into The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment in 1994. He has served on operations in: Northern Ireland; the Balkans; Iraq and Afghanistan, most latterly as the Commanding Officer of the First Battalion and commander of the Police Mentoring and Advisory Group in Helmand. He has served with Cadet Forces, the OTC, Regular and Reserve battalions and was appointed as a Deputy Colonel of the Regiment (an honorary appointment) in August 2014.
Outside Regimental Duty he has instructed at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Platoon Commanders’ Battle Course; staff appointments have included an appointment in London at the Directorate of Army Resources of Plans, a tour as Military Assistant to Commander Regional Command (South) in Kandahar, and two years co-ordinating overseas exercises in the Former Soviet Union and wider Europe. His most recent assignments have been in the Army Strategy Branch, where he has had particular responsibility for Parliamentary and wider engagement, and as Assistant Head Military Strategic Plans in the Operations Directorate.
James has a degree in Engineering, attended the Higher Command and Staff Course and has a Masters’ degree from the University of Cambridge in International Relations. More importantly, he completed the 45 mile Ten Tors challenge as a cadet! Born in Cornwall, schooled in Dorset and settled in Wiltshire he considers the South West his home. He is married and has two children, two spaniels and a narcoleptic cat.