Civilian and Military Orienteering for soldiers

Our Next Few Activities

Wed 16th Jun   MLS   Bagshot
Wed 23rd Jun   MLS   Frith Hill
Wed 23rd Jun   MLN   Location TBC organising unit required
Wed 30th Jun   MLS   Ash South (MLS Individual Champs)
Wed 7th Jul   MLN   Location TBC organising unit required
Wed 7th Jul   MLS   Bulford Ridge TBC
Wed 13th Oct   Army Inter Unit Team Champs Day 1 Spanish Score   Longmoor Training Area
Thu 14th Oct   Army Inter Unit Team Champs Day 2 Harris Team   Longmoor Training Area
Sat 13th Nov   Inter Corps & Southern Night Championships   Twelseldown/Long Valley North
Sun 14th Nov   Inter Corps & Individual Day Championships   Long Valley North

Take Note

With effect from June, the MLS committee is pleased to announce that entry fees for both civilian and military personnel will be reduced. The MLS will always strive to deliver a high-quality offering at reasonable prices. Fees are set at a level to ensure we remain sustainable and are reviewed on a regular basis. With attendance currently recovering to healthy levels, it has been possible to offer a slight reduction on the fees, which we hope is appreciated by all.

Thank you for your continued support of the league and please do spread the word to your orienteering friends. 



SSgt Dickinson 

MLS Secretary


When the MLS Summer Series starts in July it will be reverting to using the standard contact EMIT system using ecards.

There will be a small demo course put out around the car park from 2 June so that competitors can check that their ecards are still working, Ii is suggested atht you try them more than once, especially if an old card, as 18 months of inactivity is not good for any battery, let alone an old one.

EMIT (UK) also has an offer on new V6 ecards (faster electronics and a confirmatory LED flash): as it is EMIT As' 40th anniversary in Norway, they are giving anyone trading in an old ecard a 40% discount on a new V6. So the cost is only £42 for a brand new...


As many of you will be aware, Lt Col Chris Huthwaite has recently stepped-down from the role of AOA Chairman, handing over to Lt Col Richard Mawer. Chris has given over six years to the role and has achieved an enormous amount. All of us involved in Army orienteering owe a huge debt of thanks to him. A formal vote of appreciation is planned for when we next meet as a community (on current planning, likely to be the MLS end of season prize giving). In the meantime, I know you will all join me in wishing him all the best for his future beyond the Army and for thanking him wholeheartedly for all the work and leadership he has provided to Army orienteering over the years. You can rest assured that you will still see plenty of Chris at...



Guildford Orienteers (GO) are offering a training activity for newcomers, rusty orienteers or anyone who just wants to top up on their skills. This will take place (subject to final land permissions), in the Chantries, on Saturday 19th June 10.00 am -12.00 pm. Meet at the Chantries’ carpark off Pilgrims Way/Echo Pit Road, Guildford, GU4 8AW. The training is open to all, juniors and seniors. It is free to GO members and £2 for others (bring cash on the day). Please sign up by email, to marionpaynebird [@], including your name, and age if a junior, as early as possible so that we can arrange for sufficient coaches to be in attendance.

The AOA is delighted to announce that all Army Orienteering activity has been authorised by Army HQ to resume in line with Step 3 of the Government's Roadmap, i.e. from Mon 17 May.  It is to be conducted in accordance with British Orienteering Guidelines, adhering to the direction of the HM Government for activity in England and of the Devolved Governments for activity in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Army Inter Unit Championships, due to have been held in May 2021, have been postponed until 13/14 Oct still at Longmoor. The Inter Corps Champs will be on 13/14 Nov on Twelseldown and Long...