SMI Debbie Callaghan, County Media Officer
Great weather today which makes training outside even more enjoyable.
The day always starts with a full breakfast or a ration pack breakfast if you are out on Fieldcraft or on expedition. After breakfast all the cadets are organised into their training groups and are taken to the area they are training on. If it is off camp the cadets and staff are taken by coaches. It is great to watch everything go to plan.
There are a lot of great activities taking place for cadets on camp. Coaching on shooting on the short-range course and the air rifle at the top of the camp. Archery and using the STEM kits. Off camp there is Fieldcraft where cadets are sleeping out under a basher. The senior cadets returned today from their Fieldcraft Exercise of 3 days and 2 days. All looked very tired. When asked if they had enjoyed themselves, one cadet said he enjoyed it and said “I’m shattered but I’d do it all again”
The cadets out on expedition are staying in campsites for 1 night and 2 days close to Hadrian’s Wall. The cadets are walking part of the wall, visiting the museum, abseiling and crag climbing. I was able to get out for a short while today to see the abseiling & climbing. Absolutely brilliant activity.
The whole Annual Camp is brilliant. All of this is made possible thanks to so many adult volunteers and permanent staff members from Holcombe Moor Training Camp. Our Commandant, Col Catherine Harrison is out on the area every day speaking with cadets and all are telling her how much they are enjoying themselves. Great to hear.
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Thank you to the staff who all try to send pictures when they can, even if it is only one. All are appreciated. Thank you to SMI Dave Crocker, SMI Ian Mackie, SI Matthew Waters, SI Toni Brocklehurst, Major Andy Pilling and Major Lee Kennerley.