The Inter-Services Regional Gliding competition was held at RAF Keevil 3 – 11 Aug 19. The Competition involved pilots from all three services (regular and reserve) racing gliders around courses of up to 300km accross the south of England. Despite poor weather precluding 5 of the 9 flying days, the competition was hard fought with the Army eventually winning the overall trophy for a second year running.
Highlights of the competition include LCpl Danny Richmond of the AAC winning the Club class in his Standard Cirrus glider, B11. Maj Tom Clark AGC(SPS) winning the last day of the competition having only taken up the sport less than a year ago and Sgt Lee Davidson of the REME being the highest placed Army pilot in the Sports class flying an Army owned Rolladen-Schneider LS8 glider, A10.
The Army Gliding Association has two clubs, Army Gliding Club (Wyvern) at Upavon on SPTA and one Army Gliding Club (Anglia) at Wattisham Station. Anyone wishing to get involved with service gliding can find more details at the club websites. The service community is invited to follow us on Facebook and Instagram #army_gliding_club_wyvern #armyglidingclubanglia.