Training & Selection
Exercise Ice Maiden will take place in November 2017, following an extensive 2-year training programme involving up to 50 women from the Regular Army and Reserve. The expedition received 250 applications – more than any British Army adventurous training expedition to date.
50 women were invited to attend a selection weekend in Capel Curig.
A group of 22 were then selected to attend Exercise Ice Bambi in Norway in February 2016, gaining their Winter Survival Skills qualification.
12 women were selected to continue training for the next exercise, Ice Ready, in Lakselv, Norway in November 2016.
7 women went forward to the final training exercise, Ice Diamond, in February 2017, following which the final team of 6 was announced.
Once an Ice Maiden, always an Ice Maiden. After Ex Ice Ready we said goodbye to:
SGT VICTORIA MCINDEWAR,
Sgt Victoria McIndewar joined the army in 2009 and has had an eclectic career in the Intelligence Corps completing tours in East Africa, Afghanistan and the Falkland Islands.. Read More…
After Ex Ice Bambi we said goodbye to:
LT SHIRYN BURNS-HILL
Lt Shiryn Burns-Hill joined the Army in 2013 and is serving with the Royal Artillery. She has been on… Read More…
LSGT REBECCA LILLYWHITE, HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY
LSgt Rebecca Lillywhite is a reservist with the Honourable Artillery Company in London and also a medical student at the University of Nottingham… Read More…
SSGT SUSIE ROTHERFORTH,
Staff Sergeant Susie Rotherforth is a Company Quartermaster Sergeant with 2 Military Intelligence (Exploitation) Battalion in Oxfordshire. Susie joined the… Read More…
LT COL RACHEL EMMERSON MBE,
ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS
Lt Col Rachel Emmerson MBE RLC, currently on the Advance Command and Staff Course at Shrivenham.
SGT SARA CANNING,
ARMY AIR CORPS
Sgt Sara Canning is with 1 Regiment Army Air Corps, based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset.
SGT ALISON SPEIRS,
ADJUTANT GENERAL CORPS
Sgt Ali Speirs joined the Army in 1995 and spent nearly 12 years in the Royal Artillery before transferring to the Adjutant General’s Corps (SPS) in 2006.
PTE BECKY BROWN,
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
Private Becky Brown is a Combat Medical Technician at 4 Armoured Medical Regiment based in Aldershot.
CPL BECKY HOARE,
ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
Becky has been in the Army nine years in her job as an electronics technician and it’s a fair to say Becky has made the most of it! .. Read More
LCPL CANDY OUTTEN,
If Candy wasn’t competing in Commando Speed Marches, on tour in Afghanistan or out in Cyprus she runs her own business which includes a residential Bootcamp for weightloss and fitness and an anti-aging business, as well as working on her own fitness activities.
SGT MEGAN LLOYD,
Sgt Megan Lloyd is an Operations Officer at 2 Military Intelligence (Exploitation) Battalion, based in Salisbury.
PTE HAYLEY CREIGHTON,
Private Hayley Creighton is a reserve in 5 MI based in Gateshead, Newcastle.