160 (Welsh) Brigade Cadet Training Team have been running the Cambrian Patrol event for decades, however this year saw the first Hampshire and Isle of Wight team take part. The competition held on Sennybridge Training Area, attracts teams of 8 from Regular, Reserve and Cadet Forces to undertake a weekend of living in the field, undertaking various stands of skills and knowledge, to a fixed marking scheme. This means they were working towards scoring enough points across the whole competition rather than looking to place against other teams.
The County's team of 8 cadets consisted of:
CSjt Ferguson - Minden Company
Sgt Watson - Gallipoli Company
SSgt Chandler - Normandy Company
Cpl Davies - Normandy Company
Cpl Hickmott - Gallipoli Company
LCpl Grieve - Gallipoli Company
LCpl Atkins - Gallipoli Company
LCpl Rogerson - Gallipoli Company
The team arrived on Sennybridge Training Area on the Friday evening where they received their orders for the weekend. On Saturday, the team set off on patrol across the area stopping by checkpoints on their 26 kilometre route. At some of these checkpoints the team had to undertake stands of observation, medical evacuation, defensive shooting, military knowledge, and Section Attacks.
The team ended the day by setting up their own Harbour area and completing their normal routines such as eating, cleaning themselves and their kit, and sleeping, all while keeping watch over the surrounding areas for safety.
After a night in the field, the team head off to the range where they completed a shooting competition before the final scores were collected and calculated.