Fresh from supporting the military response to the multi-agency flood relief effort in Dorset, it has been back out on to Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, for Army Reservists from the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, for one of their most dynamic weekend exercises in recent years.
The civilian volunteers, who spend the working week as window cleaners, shop assistants and company directors, have been working with the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and the most powerful helicopter in the RAF's fleet during an intense weekend training mission called Exercise Spring Warrior.
Like all of the training they do, it was about preparing them to do it for real whilst deployed on operations in support of the Regular Army. The majority of the 50 or more Reservists who took part in Exercise Spring Warrior are based at B Squadron in Salisbury.
A village that was abandoned 70 years ago has its first new residents - a colony of bees. A beekeeper's trying to breed a native British strain of black bee at Imber on Salisbury Plain. Robert Murphy reports.
The army is monitoring a large grass fire on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire which has been burning for days. It is hoped that the blaze on the firing ranges near Larkhill will burn out of its own accord. Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service will only be called in if it starts to threaten property.
Their role will mark the beginning of the endgame of operations in Afghanistan - but will be no less hazardous. Soldiers from the 1st Mechanized Brigade, drawn from bases across Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire, are about to embark on a sixth month deployment to Helmand.
Martin Dowse watched them make their final preparations on Salisbury Plain.
Troops from 1 Mechanized Brigade have been showcasing their skills on Salisbury Plain ahead of their deployment to Afghanistan. The brigade have been completing the final phase of their training ahead of their tour of the wartorn country.
The soldiers will join Operation Herrick in Helmand Province in Afghanistan in the Summer. Actors have joined the troops, playing the soldiers' Afghan counterparts during today's training exercises on Salisbury Plain.