The AGC Triple Crown Challenge (TCC) is an annual military training event, testing a variety of military skills. TCC 19 was the 22nd year of the event being conducted, collectively 182 teams competed. There were two events teams could enter, either the March and Shoot or Military Skills elements of the competition.
A team of Educational & Training Services (ETS) officers consisting of Major Paddy Kwakye, Captain Matt Emery, Captain Lewis Haigh and Captain Sam Walker entered the March and Shoot competition .The competition consisted of a 0740 start to a 10 mile march around the Worthy Down area to test the physical fitness of the team, with a 100 meter range shoot at the half way point to test the marksmanship skills of the team.
The skills required for the competition and the training prior to the event were in contrast to the usual work the team carries out at the Defence Engagement School. With Major Paddy Kwakye learning Russian, Captain Matt Emery and Captain Sam Walker coordinating language training and Captain Lewis Haigh supporting the training. However, the physical elements of the competition were a welcome change of pace to the usual academic focus of the team.
The team finished top of all the ETS teams that entered the competition from around the UK, with the team hopeful that they can retain their title in 2020.