A HUDDERSFIELD businesswoman swapped her business suit for army kit when she joined the Territorial Army for a weekend exercise in North Yorkshire.
Marketing manager Rachel Ingleby, from the David Brown group, was one of 100 executives from all over Yorkshire and the north who took part in the challenges of Exercise Executive Stretch at Catterick, North Yorkshire.
Rachel, of Helme, tackled an assault course, an obstacle course in a mock village and commanded tracked reconnaissance vehicles.
Rachel said working for an engineering firm came in handy.
"We did a task where a crane was used to move mines and I navigated the crane," she said.
"It was not a problem. I had done that before, working for an engineering firm.
"I enjoyed the weekend and we tackled all kinds of things from using two ropes to cross a crater to a night exercise using the tunnels and disused sewer system in a mock village used for operational training. It was great fun!"
The exercise was organised and run by 102 Battalion The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
It is designed to give managers an insight into the TA and to show them and their employers what it can offer.