Combe Martin girl's a Snow Warrior

STAFF Sergeant Fiona Roberts, 33, from Combe Martin has completed two weeks intensive ski training at the Army s Alpine Training Centre in the Bavarian Alps. She joined Regular and TA soldiers from units across the UK and Germany on Exercise Snow Warrio

STAFF Sergeant Fiona Roberts, 33, from Combe Martin has completed two weeks' intensive ski training at the Army's Alpine Training Centre in the Bavarian Alps.

She joined Regular and TA soldiers from units across the UK and Germany on Exercise Snow Warrior, part of the Army's adventurous training programme.

Already an experienced skier, at the end of the two week course she had achieved the Army's Advanced Ski Proficiency (Alpine) and Advanced Ski Tour Proficiency qualifications.

"Being in the Army lets you take part in just about any sport you can name," says Fiona. "I go sub-aqua diving and ski and I'm on the ladies' tug-of-war team. Now I've got more advanced skiing qualifications, I'm another step closer to becoming a ski instructor with the Army."


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Fiona, who is known as Fi to her friends, attended Ilfracombe College and joined the Army in 1996. A member of the Royal Artillery, she is attached to the driving school at the Army's Armoured Warfare Centre in Bovington, Dorset, where she is the first female instructor training recruits to drive Warrior, Bulldog and Stormer armoured vehicles. She is also an instructor in management studies.

Since joining the Army, Fiona has served in Cyprus, Iraq, Germany, the United States, Iraq, Canada, Germany, France and Kuwait.

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