I spent the weekend well and truly shaking off the cobwebs in the field with some of the exceptional soldiers from 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery.

It’s always good to be back in the field but I am definitely feeling my age. Truly humbled by the enthusiasm and ability of our Volunteers who come from all walks of life and very happily dedicate much of their spare time to a second professional career in the Army Reserve.

No sympathy from Sarah Brotherton when I limped back into the house, deposited my kit and went straight to sleep!