One skill that is vital whatever you do in life is the ability to communicate clearly, confidently and effectively, and that is what is at the heart of signals training in the Army Cadets. It’s a topic that is growing more popular by the year and involves learning how to use some pretty impressive kit.
During the last week 15 Cadets from across the Battalion attended a 3 & 4 Star Signals course run by Battalion Signal Officer SMI Alex Young at our Cadet Training Centre in Lochgilphead.At 3 Star CIS a Cadet will be an effective platoon level signaller with knowledge of VHF antennas and propagation. This week they learned how to establish communications using field cable and telephones, understand the advantages and disadvantages of line compared to other communications systems.
They also had to set up a frequency and use a PRC 715 and how to safely erect the 5.4m mast and understand the principles behind VHF Antennas and Propagation.
All Cadets passed the course and have been awarded the crossed flagged signals badge.
The Battalion would also like to thank SMI Alex Young and supporting CFAVs for all there hard work .