“It gives us an opportunity to all be tested,” Major Jim Phipps, Commander of Charlie Company, 2 Royal Anglian told Forces News.
"As a Company group, the first test is to get to this stage and to have met our notice to move.
"Then all of us have the test of getting out into the field, having a good run out.
"It’s not often that you get the chance to do training as a full company group.
"It’s a great opportunity for everyone, from myself to the newest private soldier to check that they really can do the business.
"It’s good for the confidence."
Over several hours, C Company pressed on, attacking each enemy position in turn, all with the help of riflemen, reconnaissance troops, snipers, mortar teams, anti-tank units and a team of assault pioneers.