D Company were very enthusiastic and pleased to be back, ready to get to grips with their four days of face-to-face training.
Following their first parade, they got stuck in to a whirlwind of training designed to get them back in the swing of working together and to refresh some of the skills needed for their time out ‘in the field’. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities really got them thinking, and the prospect of working together to build a device to transport items across the parade square was a welcome challenge. With weapons handling training, refreshers and assessments, organising kit and drill, it was an action packed first evening.
Navigation and fieldcraft were also on the cards, with training in map skills and a navigational challenge out in the local area. For many, though, what they had really been waiting for was the opportunity to get out onto the training area, set up their bashas and sleep out under the stars! The cadets had a fantastic time, working towards elements of the Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) Syllabus and refreshing those skills that are a bit of a challenge to practice virtually! They are really looking forward to the package of training that is in place to develop their skills further, and the opportunities for training weekends and camps that are planned to continue their progress (whilst having a blast of course)!
Major Danielle Thomas, OC for D Company’s Camp, said: “all of the cadets took on the challenges thrown at them with great enthusiasm. A lot of knowledge was taken on board and it was a privilege to be part of their camp. It’s great to see them back training face-to-face again!”
A huge thank you to all of the Adult Instructors and Permanent Staff Team who worked so hard to make the camp a success.
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