It's a very great thread, and it's a good idea that you never forget your camera during your activities. Sometimes, when I'm in military duty, I also take a camera with me. But, most of the time, especially on the field, I forget. Anyway, a camera would take place in my bag: a place that I could use for something other that is really necessary, even a small one.
where did you carry your camera?
Also, it's great that Finland paid your ticket for airplane. I'm a former regular of the Belgian army, and now I'm a PhD student in Japan. But, I continue to be very active in the reserve. When I fly to Belgium for activities in the army reserve, however Belgium does not pay my ticket> I have to save money all the time, to be able to fly. I wish that the Belgian ministry of defence would do the same than your.
Congratulation for your dedication to Finland, and for your spirit of real citizen and adventurer.