The Grenadier Walk of Oman. Day 10- The importance of camaraderie
When you join the Armed Forces, you join a close, tight-knit community and when ex-service personnel leave their career in the Armed Forces, often, the thing they cite as missing the most is the sense of camaraderie and brotherhood.
When serving in the Armed Forces, you serve alongside fellow servicemen and women, working long hours, in physically and mentally stressful working conditions, under pressure, and away from your family and friends. However, you are also working alongside your comrades, in a team who have your back. It is during these times of shared experiences; that close bonds are built with colleagues and a sense of camaraderie really comes to the fore.
Sean Gane from The Grenadier Walk of Oman team said that he misses the camaraderie and the trust from his time in the Armed Forces. He said, “You might not like the person that you are working with, but you trust that they will have your back. When I was serving in the Infantry, it was important to know that the person serving alongside you will support you.”
Over the past 18-months, The Grenadier Walk of Oman team have formed a close bond, having been training together, both virtually and at in-person training weekends, to get themselves physically and mentally ready for the expedition. Since the team started the expedition 10 days ago, they have supported each other through the highs and the lows of their adventure and worked together to get the team working as one.
Dave Adams added, “Team spirit, I believe, [is] the critical element throughout the walk itself. As much as the physical element will be incredibly challenging – there will be highs and lows during our time for all involved. The team will support itself and by extension each of the members within, be that by way of moral support through tough times, humour where necessary or just to lend an ear during our [walk].”
Follow the team as they walk the last final few days of The Grenadier Walk of Oman. Follow WWTW on social media @WalkingWithTheWounded.