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Recruit Weekend

Cadets attend the fourth recruit weekend at Cadet Training Centre Tilshead

Recruit Weekend

2 July 2023

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This weekend saw the culmination of 4 special weekends for our newest cadets within the Wiltshire Army Cadet Force. Delivering the full Basic Training Cadre as the alternative to the main summer annual camp 2023


Weekend one: consisted of Drill & Turnout, First Aid, Communications (CIS) & Community Engagement

  • EXERCISE EMERGING SNIPER 23 (12 – 14 May 2023)

Weekend two: will consist of Skill at Arms, Shooting, Military Knowledge, Keeping Active & Adventure Training

  • Exercise Voyage Dawn 23 (09-11 June 2023)

Weekend three: to teach and test recruits Fieldcraft and Tactics in the field in a dry, non-complex exercise

  • EXERCISE WAYFINDER 23, (30 Jun – 02 Jul 2023)

Weekend four: consisted of navigation training and public ground for an expedition walk

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    Recruits on the first weekend

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    Downtime on the first weekend

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    Recruits learning the Basics Skill at Arms

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    Downtime with Cadet Mentors

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    Expedition training

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Did someone say.....Water Fight

Army Cadet Syllabus

The Army Cadet Syllabus plays a vital role in the Cadet Experience, which strives to prepare our youth for success that lasts a lifetime. The following principles apply to all cadet training, ensuring that the Cadet Experience is maximised regardless of the training location.

The cadet syllabus is designed to be progressive so that cadets can build upon the foundation of previous star levels and advance steadily through their time in the Army Cadets, which could last up to six years. Additionally, the syllabus offers an elective element, giving cadets the freedom to choose the path that best suits their interests.

All training provided to cadets must align with the Cadet Charter (ACF or CCF) and be pertinent to their needs. Although the relevance of certain lessons may not be immediately apparent, they can still provide valuable experiences to cadets. For example, the reason cadets learn a section attack is not to prepare for an actual attack, but rather to develop teamwork, communication, leadership, and physical fitness skills.