On 2nd to 4th December 2022, it was finally the turn of C Company to enjoy what is the most talked about camp in the cadet’s calendar, Christmas Camp,
Cadets from Doncaster and the Dearne areas of the county descended on Atlcar, Merseryside. It was a full and busy weekend for what turned out to be a fun competition. .
Everyone arrived on the Friday night excited to see what the weekend was going to hold for them. After their initial briefings, cadets were split into their detachment groups, where they could all talk about their tactics for the weekend, and who was going to win the Best Detachment Cup. As well as talking tactics.
On Saturday morning all the cadets were ready to go. The weather was a bit dull and cold, however that was not going to stop their enthusiasm. There were lots of stands to get through during the weekend, like Command Tasks, Skill at Arms, Fieldcraft, Navigation, First Aid and lots more. The cadets all knew that they had to work together as part of a team to complete the stands.
Saturday evening, and the cadets had an evening of entertainment in the NAFFI at Atlcar. With happy smiling faces, the cadets then went to bed ready for the Sunday’s sports day.
The final part of the weekend was to give out the trophies for the weekend, The first presentation was awarded to the cadets who took part in First Aid at work courses. and other achievements. Promotions were made and then came the part the cadets were waiting for, the awards for the individual IC winners and then overall detachment winners.
1st place: Adwick, 2nd Doncaster 3rd Mexborough
4th C.o.d. 5th Balby & Thorne. Joint 6th Bentley and Darfield. 7th Rossington.
Overall the cadets had a fun weekend.
As we look forward to 2023, OC Major S Flanagan and the team have been working hard to ensure our forecast of training is as varied, structured, progressive and challenging as it can be.