Army

Signallers Complete 40-Mile Race Around Dartmoor

Forty teams, made up of regulars and reserves, competed for the prestigious Lanyard Trophy.

Signallers from across the Corps have been taking part in a navigation and endurance race in Dartmoor.

Forty teams, made up of regulars and reserves, competed for the prestigious Lanyard Trophy, covering 40 miles and carrying 30Ibs.

This year, strong winds made it even more challenging.

A team from Pembroke-based 226 Squadron, 14 Signal Regiment, won in 9 hours and 41 minutes.

Signallers reach finish line of Lanyard trophy race credit BFBS 140419

As the winning squadron have come second for the last five years, Major Dave Phillips was relieved to win:

"I'm officially retired now from exercise Lanyard Trophy, I think I'll probably be organising next year."

Major Dave Phillips: I'm officially retired now from exercise Lanyard Trophy."

This year marks the event's 40th anniversary.

It first started in 1979 by 216 Parachute Signal Squadron.

As part of the prize, the winning team will now organise next year's event.