The Institution of Royal Engineers (InstRE)

Claro Barracks Ripon Study Day - 25 Jun 2019 - Counter Mobility, Sustainability and Survivability. 

The speakers and subjects for the Ripon Study Day have been finalised and can be found below.
The event is free for REHS members but you must register at to obtain a place.
Serial Timing Subject Presenter Remarks
Tuesday 25 June 2019
1 0830hrs - 0900hrs Registration N/A Downstairs of the Training Wing 
2 0900hrs - 0945hrs Introduction Maj Gen Melvin Welcoming address and overview of the importance of the much overlooked subjects of; Counter Mobility, Sustainability and Survivability in warfare .
3 0945hrs - 1005hrs Past Counter Mobility Maj Gunnell Action and Reaction of Mobility and Counter Mobility until 1970s
4 1005hrs - 1030hrs Present Counter Mobility Comd and COS 25(CS) Gp A look at the present day Counter Mobility capabilities
5 1030hrs - 1045hrs Coffee    
6 1045hrs - 1100hrs Discussion Panel Maj Gen Melvin,
Comd 25 Gp, COS 25 Gp
Questions from the audience
7 1100hrs - 1120hrs Present Sustainability WO2 (QMSI) Jex,
WO Log,
HQ 25 (CS) Engr Gp
How is sustainment conducted and why?
8 1120hrs - 1205hrs Developments in shell-proof constructions, 1914-18 Mr Oldham A look at how fortifications on the Western Front developed over the war
9 1205hrs - 1230hrs Past and present requirement for Survivability Col Whitchurch The fortifications needed for the NATO deterrence operation of Russia in the Baltic States and the lessons learnt  that can be learnt from German methods used in East Prussia in 1944.
10 1230hrs - 1330hrs Lunch    
11 1330hrs - 1415hrs The Future Army HQ – Ground Manoeuvre Team   Developing Capabilities
12 1415hrs - 1430hrs Discussion Panel All Presenters Questions from the audience
13 1430hrs - 1440hrs Summary Maj Gunnell  
Recommended Hotels:
Ripon Spa  - Transport.  The nearest train station is Harrogate approx. 13 miles from Claro Barracks.  York Station (East Coast Mainline) is approx. 27 miles.  Car parking is available at Claro Barracks and vehicle registration details are part of the online registration form.
Lunch.  A buffet lunch will be served at mid-day as well as teas and coffees being available throughout.