Over the weekend 11-13 March 2022, over 270 Cadets forming 27 teams from across 11 (Inf) Brigade joined together at Longmoor Training Camp to undertake the first Military Skills competition in two years. These teams competed against one another in a number of stands including Fieldcraft, Communication, First Aid, Navigation, Command Tasks and Shooting.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight gathered six cadets from Gallipoli Company and four cadets from Normandy Company to submit the team of 10 cadets to this competition.
Team Capitan Cdt Sgt Watson from Gallipoli Company and Second in Command, Cdt SSgt Chandler from Normandy Company, supported by 2Lt J Whelan and SI Bolton, led the team through this challenging skills based competition which was designed to test leadership, team cohesion, endurance and military skills and knowledge. The team worked well together for this completion, only forming a few months prior for their training.
Team members were:
Sgt Watson - Gallipoli Company
SSgt Chandler - Normandy Company
Sgt Hammond - Normandy Company
Cpl Hickmott - Gallipoli Company
LCpl Atkins - Gallipoli Company
LCpl Rogerson - Gallipoli Company
LCpl Downer - Gallipoli Company
LCpl Grieve - Gallipoli Company
LCpl Fawcett - Normandy Company
LCpl Chamberlain - Normandy Company.