TT Secretary's Notices

Fri 12 Feb — TRAINING NOTES 12 FEBRUARY 2016

We had horrible weather for those who braved the Moor last Saturday but enjoyable sunshine on Sunday in the aftermath of the heavy air cleaning rains. The Moor remains saturated and rivers higher than normal for this time of year. We were delighted to observe and hear of the flexibility of Team Managers in either varying their routes to less exposed areas or postponing training to another time. If you postponed your training on the North Moor, please do let us know, preferably in advance, so that we know how many of the 4 days permitted you still have in hand.

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Mon 8 Feb — TEN TORS CHALLENGE - SPARE PLACES AND RESERVES

Our aim is to ensure that as many young people, within the permitted limits, are given the opportunity to take part in the Ten Tors life changing experience.....

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Fri 5 Feb — TEN TORS TRAINING

Now training is underway, it is an appropriate time for a few reminders so that the Challenges continue to enjoy the support of Dartmoor’s landowners, authorities, farmers and communities. The key message is:

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Thu 4 Feb — OKEHAMPTON CAMP PARKING

To encourage you to park off the moor, Okehampton Camp is available
every Saturday and Sunday in February.

This facility for unloading, loading and parking is only open to those
who have notified the Ten Tors Secretary that they will be training on
Dartmoor.

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Wed 27 Jan — Entry Fee Payment Deadline - 31 Jan 16

All team Managers are to note that the payment deadline for entry of teams for the Ten Tors Challenge and Jubilee Challenge 2016 is 31 Jan 16.

Payment methods are as follows:

The preferred method of payment is via PayPal. Team Managers can administer this by logging in on Ten Tors Website, to access their respective invoice and then make payment through PayPal.

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Message from SO1 Ten Tors

Headquarters 1st Artillery Brigade and South West changes

The announcement of SDSR 15 has meant subtle change is required at Headquarters 1st Artillery Brigade and South West. To ensure that the requirements of the Army are met, the Brigade will split early in 2016 with the Regional Point of Contact (RPoC) element coming under Command of Colonel Toby Bridge and reporting directly to the Major General at Regional Command (2* HQ).

Whilst change always brings uncertainty, please be confident that there will be no reduction in the level of support or priority given to the Ten Tors and Jubilee Challenge. As the whole activity is widely recognised as a key multiplier in youth outreach, adventurous and arduous activity and as an opportunity for wider development.

The delivery team of Lieutenant Colonel Peter Bates (SO1), Major Mark Edward (SO2 & TT Secretary) and Warrant Officer Erica Butler (SO3) will continue to work hard to ensure all areas of work are covered. And we look forward to enabling another successful year.

Teams

Ten Tors is open to teams of six, in any male/female combination - aged between 14 and 19 - from schools, youth organisations (Scouts, Guides, Youth Clubs) and Service cadets based in the seven Counties of South West England.