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.
8 women will go forward to the final training exercise, Ice Diamond, in February 2017, following which the final team of 5 will be announced.

Timeline

Once an Ice Maiden, always an Ice Maiden. After Ex Ice Ready we said goodbye to:

Steph-InnesSmith

LCPL STEPHANIE INNES-SMITH,

INTELLIGENCE CORPS

LCpl Stephanie Innes-Smith graduated in 2008 with an MA in French and Spanish from the University of St Andrews… Read More…

Vikki-McIndewar

SGT VICTORIA MCINDEWAR,

INTELLIGENCE CORPS

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…

Beth-Grey

LCPL BETHANY GREY,

ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS

LCpl Beth Grey is a Class 3 Movement Controller at 29 Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps (RLC), in South Cerney.. Read More…

After Ex Ice Bambi we said goodbye to:

Shiryn-BurnsHill

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…

Rebecca-Lillywhite

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…

Susie-Rotherforth

SSGT SUSIE ROTHERFORTH,

ROYAL SIGNALS

Staff Sergeant Susie Rotherforth is a Company Quartermaster Sergeant with 2 Military Intelligence (Exploitation) Battalion in Oxfordshire. Susie joined the… Read More…

Rachel-Emmerson

LT COL RACHEL EMMERSON MBE,

ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS

Lt Col Rachel Emmerson MBE RLC, currently on the Advance Command and Staff Course at Shrivenham.

Sara-Canning

SGT SARA CANNING,

ARMY AIR CORPS

Sgt Sara Canning is with 1 Regiment Army Air Corps, based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset.

Alison-Speirs

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.

Becky-Brown

PTE BECKY BROWN,

ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

Private Becky Brown is a Combat Medical Technician at 4 Armoured Medical Regiment based in Aldershot.

Becky-Hoare

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

Candy-Outten

LCPL CANDY OUTTEN,

ROYAL ENGINEERS

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.

Meg-Lloyd

SGT MEGAN LLOYD,

INTELLIGENCE CORPS

Sgt Megan Lloyd is an Operations Officer at 2 Military Intelligence (Exploitation) Battalion, based in Salisbury.

Hayleigh-Creighton

PTE HAYLEY CREIGHTON,

INTELLIGENCE CORPS

Private Hayley Creighton is a reserve in 5 MI based in Gateshead, Newcastle.