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Never accepting the limits of your endurance – TR volunteer Nick on completing the Marathon des Sables

How do you find yourself taking on the Marathon des Sables, renowned as the ‘World’s Toughest Footrace’? 250 kilometres across the Sahara in six stages over six days in the toughest of conditions; searing heat, gruelling sand dunes and the most inhospitable of environments.  You do it by scaring yourself, challenging yourself and never accepting the limits of your endurance. In 2015 my business partner and I challenged ourselves to complete the ‘Hellespont’; an open water swimming event which at …

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How do you win the lottery? (or, how to get deployed on international ops)

We have had a few enquiries lately asking how we go about selecting Greyshirts for deliberate operations. The driver being why him or her and not me? Preamble Firstly, a little context. Unlike Team Rubicon USA we do not have …

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Sitrep 02/05/17

TRUK Operations continues to monitor the situation in East Africa while planning a range of reconstruction and partnered operations.

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Join a multi-agency disaster response exercise this May

Here’s a great opportunity to join a multi-agency disaster response exercise, regardless of your level of previous engagement with TRUK. WHAT: Volunteers required to deploy on SIMEX – a multi-national, multi-agency disaster response training exercise. WHERE: The Team Rubicon input will be …

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Training – what we’ve done and where we’re heading

Director of Field Operations Oz Lane has recently blogged about our progress with regional expansion in the UK and pre-planned international operations. Oz is back with the latest from TRUK Ops. For my latest update I want to give you all a run-down …

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Sitrep 28/03/17

Along with international partners, TRUK Ops is monitoring ongoing situations in Peru, East Africa and Northeast Australia. We are preparing for a range of deliberate (pre-planned) operations in Uganda (with Feed the Hungry), Nepal, Philippines, Haiti and South Sudan. Two …

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Building skills in security and risk management

Day 1 – Management of Risk After a five hour drive from Team Rubicon HQ I finally arrived at the Emergency Planning College in Easingwold, Yorkshire. So what was I doing here? To answer that question I should probably give …

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Strictly stars dance up a storm for TR

On 18 April Nantwich Civic Hall hosted Keep Calm and Dance, a fundraising evening of dinner and dance. Stars of the show were AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, professional dancers on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and European, British Open and National …

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Ops update – pre-planned international operations

Director of Field Operations Oz Lane recently blogged about our progress with regional expansion in the UK. Oz is back with the latest from TRUK Ops. In this edition I want to concentrate on pre-planned International Operations. From this January …

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Sitrep 21/03/17

TRUK is monitoring ongoing situations in Peru and East Africa along with our international partners while preparing for deliberate operations in Nepal and Uganda. Two Greyshirts are now on the ground in Greece working with Dentaid to provide care to …

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From the Forces to Team Rubicon UK – a comparison

Wanting an active outdoor job that involved overseas travel, working with like-minded people and the opportunity to assist communities suffering from the effects of strife or natural disasters were the very reasons I joined the Army. I strongly believed that …

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Regional leadership for TRUK – where we are

G’day fellow Greyshirts. Oz here. I’m going to attempt to expose what we are working on in Operations. When I was first asked to get involved with the website I was dead against it, however after being collared by Si …

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Getting out of your comfort zone and getting on with it

We regularly ask the staff of Team Rubicon UK to blog about work at TR. This time it’s Fran’s turn. Fran is Executive Assistant to the Directors. We need someone to write the next blog they said, so here I …

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