RIC patrol builds bridges with Shallow Harbour House
Number 3 Company, 1st Battalion, the Welsh Guards, continue to patrol the settlements of the Falkland Islands as part of their responsibility as the Roulement Infantry Company.
Lance Sergeant Hiscock, and his patrol were dropped off by helicopter at Shallow Harbour House in the early morning of Sunday 25th July. Mr Kevin Marsh and Mrs Lisa Newman made the patrol feel very welcome, offering their sheep shed of the Farm House for the Guardsmen to set up base - something which the patrol was more than happy to accept!
Over the next 5 days or so, the patrol not only continued with their routine tasks, but also got to work in and around the farm. Guardsman Jayne, an ex-welder, couldn’t wait to get his teeth into making a bridge to aid the farm animals to cross an irrigation ditch.
The patrol also helped with the tearing down the farm’s old perimeter fence and erecting a new one in its place as well as strengthening the local roads. Lance Sergeant Hiscock, of Bedlinog, South Wales, said his time at Shallow Harbour House had been one of the ‘highlights’ of his time on the islands. “Everyone we have met has been so accommodating to us and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed helping out and making little differences to every day life such as the bridge and the road. It’s allowed us to give something back after all the kind hospitality we’ve been shown”.
The Welsh Guards are soon to depart the Falkland Islands, with 4 RIFLES taking over responsibility of the Roulement Infantry Company.
Source: Media Ops MPC