The list of athe 193 orienteers known to have represented the Army in fixtures against the Other Services has now been updated:

Congratulations to all members of the Army Team for a convincing victory over the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy at the Inter Services 2023. The match, hosted by BOK, was held on Sunday 21 January 2024 with threatening weather forecast at Stockhill, Mendips.


The Army Women’s Team, racing on the Blue course, faced tough competition from both the Navy and RAF but nevertheless dominated, with four runners in the top six.

Tom Bray DSTL on the left being presented with the Nick Bateson Long O Trophy by the MLS League Sec WO2 Des Dickinson on 17 Jan. A quality win on a 11.7km course with 315m of climb in 73.08. Well done Tom.








The Inter Services competition for 2023 will be held at Stockhill on the 21 Jan 2024, congratulations to the following personnel for been selected to represent the Army Men's and Women's Teams respectively.

Army Mens Team

Congratulations to our new Army Individual Champions, Lt Dane Blomquist RE, Lt Col Rob Ashton REME (Army Night Champ) and Lt Tamsin Moran AGC who took both the night and day individual titles.  A huge congratulations to the AGC Women’s Team on their success and a massive well done to the Royal Engineers on winning the Inter Corps Men’s title and overall Corps Champions trophy.  The Under 25 Team was won impressively by the Royal Signals with both A and B teams in first and second.

Entry to the SCOA Championships

A quick reminder about the closing date for entries to the SCOA Champs.  

The BAOC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually by Zoom at 1900 hrs on Thursday 23 November. We aim to keep as short & sharp as possible.  This is for the British Orienteering affiliated civilian club; Army Orienteering Association (AOA) business should not be addressed except where there is overlap.


Congrats go to the old man Calvin Routledge and the young pretender Rob Ashton who won the Marine Jamie Hutton Trophy/Military Class in the long Score Class at the OMM in Snowdonia at the weekend. 21 Military teams. They were 8th out of 200 pairs overall. 13 hours/65 K/11000 ft of climb.  Also well done to the all REME team of Des Dickinson and Gareth Mansfield who were 4th.


Very sad to report that Julie Wilkinson, wife of Tom our regular MLS caterer, who had been diagnosed with an inoperable tumour, sadly passed away on Sunday 15 Oct, a great shock to us all. All our thoughts are with Tom and his family during this time.  Funeral is Fri 10 Nov

Minutes for the MLS AGM held on the 26 Sept 2023 have been uploaded to BAOC,

Following the MLS AGM, proposed rule amendments have been incorporated into the MLS Rules for the 23/24 League Season and have been uploaded to BAOC.     Regards, MLS Sec.

Infantry Orienteering Champs 25 Oct 2023 at Hankley. See flier on calender and contact

Apologies for the short notice, the MLS will hold an AGM on Tuesday 26 Sept 2023 prior to the start of the new League Season. It was felt that proposed MLS Rule changes should be brought to the attention of an AGM prior to the start of the Season and has resulted in this short notice.

PFA the list of proposed changes with reasoning for change, comments are welcome to be sent to the MLS Sec prior to the AGM or raised during it.

The AGM will be held via Zoom PSB:

Topic: MLS AGM 2023/2024

Time: Sep 26, 2023 07:00 PM London

The MLN MapRun League will not continue into Aug and Sep. The first month we had over 100 Mil runners, for the second month there were only 14 and with the last Wed of Jul over we have had only 11. The Army in the North obviously isn't interested in Orienteering so the league will close.

The New Secretary, Maj Mark Davis, will attempt to generate enough interest to allow the league to re-start in the Autumn

The Planners course scheduled for 11-14 Sep cannot take place at Longmoor.

We have taken the decision to move it to Catterick and to facilitate this the dates have also had to change to 09-12 Oct.

As some of the people already allocated a place will drop out because of the location change, can those further north apply for places please.

BAOC requires new committee members: at least a Chair and/or a new Secretary. It is a requirement for affiliation to British Orienteering that we have, at a minimum, a Chair, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and a Safeguarding Lead.   We are currently without a Chair and will need someone before the next AGM this autumn. The Secreatary is content to step forward if someone takes over that role, as no one person can fill two or more roles.

Due to the current incumbent of the above two posts retiring from the Army, we are looking to replace them with either one or two military volunteers by the end of Sept 23. If you are interested in undertaking one or both of these roles and want to find out what is involved, please contact WO1 John Leddy ( for further information.

The MLN-O MapRun event for Jun 23 is now live. Full details are on the calendar page.

The next Map Making using OCAD 2020 course will take place at the AOA Centre of Excellence in Longmoor camp over the period 08-09 Jun 23. There was a limit of 6 places which have all been taken. If you want a place on a future course then please get in touch with Phill Batts.

All personnel are reminded to check that their details are correct in the BAOC results and on RaceSignUp, this includes their Service number or BOF number for civilian runners and age group. If incorrect or missing please inform the Results Secretary ( asap.

If your details are incorrect it may result in yourself not being eligible for one’s age category or result in your team missing out on league points.