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Wed 21st Nov   BAOC AGM   1300 hrs at Long Valley South MLS Event
Wed 21st Nov   MLN   Linton-on-Ouse   Only Security Checked Civilians can enter event. Pre entry is required for MLN events
Wed 21st Nov   MLS   Long Valley South
Sat 24th Nov   Army Inter Corps Championships - Day 1 (Night)   Puttenham Common and Britty Wood
Sun 25th Nov   Army Inter Corps Championships - Day 2   Hindhead & Devil's Punchbowl
Wed 28th Nov   MLS   Dibden Purlieu, New Forest
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.

Take Note

The BAOC AGM will be held on Wed 21 Nov at 1300hrs at the MLS event on Long Valley (South).  It is a requirement of the Constitution to hold an AGM every year.  Quorum for the meeting to be valid is 10 BAOC Members over the age of 16.  It is intended to take no longer than 30 minutes!

Location:  entrance at Grid SU847510 off Bourley Road, 500m West of Wellington Roundabout (GU11 1SQ) on the A325.

The Agenda will include:

Chairman's, Secretary's and Treasurer's Reports

Election of Officers:  Chairman (nominations required); Treasurer; Secretary

Election of Management Committee (nominations invited in priority):  Team Manager; Membership Secretary

2019 Outlook:...


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 development of orienteering within the Army.  Despite...


01 Nov - More information is now available in an admin instruction (attached to the event) which provides authority for attendance/travel bookings etc. Please read carefully and adhere to the direction within the instruction and DIN.

All event documentation sits on the Events page for the 2018 Army Inter Corps Orienteering Championships (Exercise CUNNING RUNNER)

It will take place as follows:

Inter-Corps Day 1 (Night). Sat 24 Nov 18 – (GO) Southern Night Championships – Puttenham (includes the Army Night Championships).
Inter-Corps Day 2 (Day). Sun 25 Nov 18 – (SN) Southern Championships – Hindhead and Devil's Punchbowl.

Military accommodation will be available at Brunswick Camp on Sat 24 Nov 18...



To all MLS Event Organisers,

Following the AGM in June, one point that was raised and is captured in the AGM Minutes was the release of early event information to allow units to plan and bid for transport. A Great example of this has just been added to the Sidbury Hill event on 5 Dec 18. The event flyer is up with basic information in DRAFT; this will get updated as we get closer to the day.

Please take a look and use it as an example for future events; we are aiming to get initial event information up 6 weeks prior to the event.

See you all soon,

Andy Brett

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...


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

Army Orienteering was recently covered by the Forces Network.

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