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Our Next Few Events

Wed 20th Nov   MLN   Coatham Woods   The toilet for this event is a small chemical one, in very small tent. Please try and use a toilet before you arrive.
Wed 20th Nov   MLS   Sidbury Hill - RNRMOC Champs
Thu 21st Nov   BAOC Event   Wessex Night League-Newbury   Newbury WNL - Access to Car Parks The road layout in Newbury has recently changed, and you now can’t access the wharf car parks from the Sainsburys Roundabout on the A339. Recommended route is now from the Burger King roundabout on the A339, head north on the A339, go over the railway line bridge and take the 1st left after the bridge. Signs to bus station, Wharf car parks. Head north on Cheap Str
Sat 23rd Nov   RLC Night Champs   South East Night Champs
Sun 24th Nov   RLC Champs   Hankley
Wed 27th Nov   MLS   Long Valley South
Sat 30th Nov   Southern Nights incl Army Inter Corps Nights   Caerwent   Team entry for Inter Corps Champs is not to be done via Fabian, see separate instructions with details of how to enter.
Sun 1st Dec   Army Inter Corps Champs - Day Event   Forest of Dean
Wed 4th Dec   MLS   Henley Gate North

Take Note

The admin order for these championships is now available on the events page. Direct Link is:

If you wish to enter, get in touch with your Corps secretary whose details can be found on the AOA page. Individuals who do not expect to make their corps teams can enter direct via Fabian4.

Corps Team Captains please note the AOA needs to give BOK numbers of competitors on each course for the 1 Dec event in FOD by Sun 24 Nov so they can order maps for printing on Mon 25th. In order to do that we need to know how many teams each Corps plans to enter. With that in mind can all Corps please ensure they have declared the teams they plan to enter by 24 Nov, if entry has not been submitted by then please email with number of teams only, your full entry needs to be done and paid for by Mon 25 Nov as per the main IC Instruction, which is on the events page.


The Cyprus International Orienteering Festival participants will have exclusive use of the HylatioHoliday Village during the dates 10-15 March 2020. This will also be the Event Centre.

Events at: Kourion, Lophou Village, Kouris Dam, Melanda North and Melanda South

Flyer available from the Coaching Officer facebook page

We have a new batch of BAOC O-Tops in, cost a meare £25, open news item to see attached pic. The sizings are small so most go up one size, we have S, M, L, XL & XXL.  Allan Farrington takes them to all the MLS events, or you can email him at with your order, postage will be £2 extra.

Note the RLC Corps Champs will be held as below, this is the weekend before the Inter Corps Champs at Caerwent/FOD:

Sat 23 Nov RLC Champs (DFOK, South East Night Champs) – AI & Entries Sec (tbc)

Sun 24 Nov RLC Champs (SLOW, Regional, Hankley) – AI Entries Sec (tbc)

The Entries Instruction for these events is now on this web site (see the Event details)



from the

Army Orienteering Association

to celebrate a

magnificent relationship


18th December 2019


A good friend is cheaper than therapy” 


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Is this the year to miss the JK? - No, as the event is now in 2021, and after the JK!

The Event:The Falklands Ultra is an ultramarathon in the South Atlantic islands taking place April 9th-22nd, 2021. You don't need to be a hardened ultra-athlete to take part, for many participants it will be their first endurance event and an opportunity to challenge themselves and find out what they are capable of in an amazing corner of the world with a fascinating history and awe-inspiring landscapes.Broadly following the routes taken by British Forces in 1982 to liberate the Falkland Islands the course covers 100 miles (or 100km) in a single stage from Goose Green to Stanley via Ajax Bay, San...


If you cheat, do not be too successful:

The UK does not participate in any CISM sports, so do not even think of asking!  Historical politics and financial explanations.


For clarity Rule 22 has been amended and will read as follows:

Age Grouping. For the purposes of the MLS League, Individual championships, Team Harris and Team Relay competitions, individuals will compete in the BO age category that they will hold at the beginning of the year for the current MLS season (ie. 2019/2020 season, age category as at 31 Dec 2019).



SSgt Dickinson (MLS Secretary)

Congratulations to Lt Col Charles Bromley Gardner on receiving an Army Sports Control Board Lifetime Achievement Award for his Services to Army Sports.

Col Charles has had an active role across skiing, rugby, athletics and of course, orienteering throughout his regular and reserve service both in terms of personal performance and officiating.

The awards ceremony will take place at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on Thursday 21st November 2019, to celebrate with the winners and other sportsmen and women from across the British Army.

The Army Orienteering Association is immensely proud of Charles’ huge contribution to Army orienteering, his selfless dedication to...