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Battle Field Study - World War One

By Alicia Sykes, on Thursday 26th June 2014. Categorised in Army. (Read on Blogger)

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Weekend of climbing and trekking in Wales

By Alicia Sykes, on Monday 9th June 2014. Categorised in Army. (Read on Blogger)

The view from the (very very windy) topThis weekend a group of us went up to North Wales on Friday evening to go climbing and trekking. We split into two groups so that one group would climb on the first day and walk on the second and visa versa for the second group. ....

Ex. Lombardia - Italian Raid Commando

By Alicia Sykes, on Tuesday 3rd June 2014. Categorised in Army. (Read on Blogger)

Exercise Lombarida was is an 18 hour patrolling exercise in Italy, where teams of 4 navigate between check points and complete tasks at stands placed along the course. Navigation is a key part of the exercise, as we started at 23:00 hrs, the first 6 hours was completed in the dark. ....

Army Vs Navy 2014 at Twickenham

By Alicia Sykes, on Thursday 12th June 2014. Categorised in Army. (Read on Blogger)

Army Vs Navy was held on Satarday the 3rd of May, it was an amazing day and Twickenham stadium was full to capacity with 85,000 people. The final score was Army 30: Navy 17, although at half time Navy has the lead. . ....

Easter Camp, OBUA followed by MOD-2 exam

By Alicia Sykes, on Monday 24th March 2014. Categorised in Army. (Read on Blogger)

Imber Village, Salisbury PlainThe annual Easter camp (Ex. Hydra) was held last week, from Thursday to Sunday, it included some night patrols, OBUA followed by 2 days of MOD-2 exam. On Thursday night our company was dropped 5km from Imber village on Salisbury Plain at 23:45hrs. ....

This weekend were on a training exercise at the same place they are filming the new Macbeth

By Alicia Sykes, on Monday 10th March 2014. Categorised in Army. (Read on Blogger)

This weekend we were on an exercise practising platoon attacks and planning and leading platoon attacks, it was at Hankley Common, which is near Tilford in Frensham. Mock Village in the DistanceWhile we were there there were several large film sets in various locations around the training area, some were mock villages from the 17th century, other locations just had rows of tour buses and catering services. ....

Exercise Lightening Strike - Royal Signals

By Alicia Sykes, on Sunday 23rd February 2014. Categorised in Army. (Read on Blogger)

The Log RaceJust got back from Ex. Lightening Strike with the Royal Signals at Blandford Camp, where there were 20 UOTC and DTUS teams competing in a series of stands and a final race. It was a great opportunity to see what the different units within the Signals do. ....

Ex. Spartan Hike 2014 - Nordic Skiing

By Alicia Sykes, on Friday 28th February 2014. Categorised in Army. (Read on Blogger)

Top of the Col'de IzardExercise Spartan Hike is the British Army regional nordic skiing championships held in French Alps. Our training consisted of 2 and a half weeks on Ex. Blue Nordic Steel before Christmas followed by a further week after Christmas before the competitions started. ....


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Hey! I'm Alicia, a software engineer based in London, UK.

I love all-things-code, and my favourite pastime is developing open source applications. I'm always looking for new technologies to learn, and to find better ways of developing.

This blog is a collection of articles about new tech, specific tutorials, event and product reviews as well as a few posts on random topics and things I've been up to.

When I'm not coding, I enjoy sports, socialising, chilling and thinking about code! I am a Christian, and a lot of the work I do is done with Jesus in mind. I am always happy to work for free or cost price on charitable or Christian projects.

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