On a sunny Saturday 7th June, in 25°c heat at Yardley Chase CTC, Derbyshire ACF teamed up with Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland ACF to ensure all their Exercise Conducting Officer qualified adults receive the latest information and become current and competent to run training exercises involving blank rounds and pyrotechnics.
The training was administered by LNR ACF HQ, with the CTO Major Peplow and the TSA WO2 Macpherson leading on the refresher presentations.
The day started with the "Don't gamble with ammo" video, followed by roles and responsibilities of all exercise personnel. Afterwards the Exercise and Safety Plan (EASP) was discussed, focusing on key points and recent changes.
All attending adults took their turn to deliver specific parts of the EASP and also play their part of "exercising troops".
The same training was also delivered the following day to capture as many as possible. In total 37 CFAVs attended the refresher training with Derbyshire ACF having 12 CFAVs qualifications re-validated.