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Our Next Few Events

Wed 25th Jul   MLS Summer Series   HMS SULTAN   Any civilian wanting to attend the HMS Sultan event needs to register via BAOC website using the link below
Wed 25th Jul   MLS Summer Series   Civilians need to Register for HMS Sultan event on 25 July
Wed 1st Aug   MLS Summer Series   Stoke Park Woods, Eastleigh   There is also a separate MTBO Score course, but military to note this is not classed as Mil Trg by the AOA or MOD.

Take Note

At the MLS AGM on Wed 13 Jun it was agreed that an extra course would be added, the Short Green course would be provided at all events and is designed for the experienced orienteer who is injured and cannot run a full cse our those who want a technical challenge but not up to a full blue cse, also the Red/Long Orange course would now become an Orange cse approximately the same length as the Short Green cse (just over 3Km) but of mainly TD2 with some TD3 controls if appropriate, basically a long yellow designed for the Novice soldier orienteer to get them started on orienteering before they progress to the Light green cse.  The LG, SG & Org Cse would all score a max of 50 points, with Blue still at 70 and Brown at 100.



Please note that Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) is not classified as Individual Military Training (IMT) by the AOA.

Any Service Person wishing to enter the MTBO Score Course at Stoke Park Woods on Wed 01 Aug 18 will need to enter as a civilian.

The new BAOC O Tops had just arrived and are available from Allan Farrington, email, see attached sheet for details. Cost £25. Tight fit so order one size above your normal.  Allan will have them at MLS events.


To allow units to plan urban courses in barrack areas where there is currently no O map the use of Google Earth sat images is possible. this simple user guide shows how to achieve this and produce scaled course maps. Version 1 dated 20 Jun 18. Error notifications to Phill Batts via

Further guidance on GDPR and what it means for Army Orienteering is now available in the Document section of this site -

The Army Orienteering Association (AOA) will expect AOA sponsored event organisers and other responsible officials to comply with the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018, which encompassed the EU General Data Protection Regulation on 25 May.

The Six Principles of the Data Protection Act

1.     Processing must be lawful and fair.

2.     Purpose of processing must be specified,...


After a break in attendance of some years, BAOC managed to field not just one but two teams in the annual Harvester Relay competition, held at Tilgate Forest on 23-24 Jun 18.  This national level race, now in its 40th year, is the UK’s equivalent to the internationally renowned Tiomila and Jukola mass relay events from Scandinavia - though on a much smaller scale!  The A team, comprising 7 Army-capped runners, won the Small Club category and were placed third overall on the A Course.  Running the B Course, the 5-man B team, finished 11th of 23 teams.  A great result after a long absence and something to build on for next year.

Full results at the following link: