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Wed 19th Dec   BAOC Event   Winchester Urban Event   BAOC Event & Wessex Night League
Wed 2nd Jan   BAOC Event   Ash Ranges   Nick Bateson Long O is on Ash Ranges, a rare chance to run on this Grade A area.

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Much assistance (c 120 people per day) is required for SCOA to host JK19 in the Aldershot & Hermitage areas at Easter: 19-22 Apr 19. Volunteers will be given a £5 voucher to be used at event caterers/kit suppliers for each day helping.  Those helping will also get a free run in a BAOC Relay team on 22 Apr at Minley.  Most volunteers will still get a competitive run on each day; entry fees will not be abated, so enter early (by 13 Jan) to get the cheapest cost.  Please note: BAOC emmbers entering will be expected to assist.  Transit accommodation can be booked by those serrving at St Omer Barracks.  Names of volunteers to please (Charles Bromley Gardner until someone else takes over...


Army Team Selection 18/19

Congratulations to the following personnel have been selected to represent the Army at the Inter Services Championship on 13 Jan 19 - Burley West, New Forest.

Male Team:

LtCol Mawer AAC, Maj Barrett RLC, Maj Ashton REME, Maj Buchanan RE, Maj Brett RE, Maj Owens RE, Capt Dickins RE, Capt Furlong RLC (New Cap), SSgt Routledge AGC, Bdr Cope RA.  Reserves: Capt Pickering RE, Maj Andrews RLC, OCdt Huw Stradling RLC.

Female Team:

Maj Baker AGC (New Cap), Maj Deakin RA (New Cap), Maj Larsen RSig, Capt Gay RE (New Cap), Capt Jukes RE, SSgt McCreadie RSig (New Cap).  Reserves: Lt Bettison AGC, Maj...


There are places available on both the advanced and Intermediate Orienteering Skills courses running at Longmoor over the period of 21-24 Jan 19.

The joining instructions, with an application form are on the events page.

Applications from all three services and our civilian colleagues are welcome.


On Tuesday 20 November Director Army Sports Control Board hosts the 2018 Army Sports Awards at RMA Sandhurst. One of the highlights of the evening will be the presentation to Major (Retired) Colin Dickson of the Lifetime Achievement Award for his unmatched contribution to Army Orienteering.  Check the ASCB Facebook page and for live coverage of the event from 1930 hrs.

Colin was nominated in recognition of both his personal achievements (many years in the Army team and British Age Class Orienteering Champion seven times) and his enduring commitment to the sustained...


Good morning,

This is ACTION required by all Organisers of MLS events.  The statement relating to the risk for which competitors take part in orienteering at the very bottom of the event flyer currently states:

Orienteering in the Army is classed as individual military training.  All others take part at their own risk.

From this point forward it should be replaced with:

Orienteering in the Army is classed as individual military training.  Competitors are responsible for their own personal safety and for assessing their own abilities to complete the course.


Andy Brett

The Minutes of the BAOC AGM held on Wed 20 Nov can now be found under BAOC Management on the Documents page.

The revised 2018DIN07-103 (available on this site) published during the late Summer directed a change to the Insurance and data protection statement at the bottom of AOA event fliers. This now requires further change to with regard to risk ownership.

With immediate effect, Event Organisers are to ensure that the following text is incorporated into relevant section of all event fliers, replacing existing text.

This event is conducted iaw British Orienteering Rules 2018 (v3.7) and land booked iaw the AOA DIO Licence and JSP907. 

For civilians participating in Army orienteering, Public Liability Insurance is provided by Towergate; individuals...