What is the Gordon’s Cup?

The Gordons’ Cup is a Military Skills competition designed to
test Royal Corps of Signals Phase 2 and Permanent Staff soldiers across a variety of physically and mentally demanding serials.

These stands are delivered by 4 (Mil Trg) Squadron, 11th (RSS) Signal Regiment, and include:

  • A bayonet range;
  • Section attack lane;
  • SERE stand;
  • ‘Rapid Replen’ stand; and
  • Stands designed to test the mental agility of the participants.

All participants receive a pre-training package in the weeks leading up to the event to ensure all the necessary skills and drills are covered prior to the competition.

2019 saw the introduction of the International Trophy, with teams from Germany, America and France invited to compete against a Permanent Staff Team and the current Troop Commanders course teams.

Also new to the competition, in 2019, was the participation of a team of Phase 2’s from 8 Battalion REME to add a further competitive edge to the

The event is usually held on a Saturday, with a charming 0430 start time.

Participants will cover approximately 12.5 miles, although this does take into account any distance covered during activities at the stands.


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