Moray Company Champion Company 2017

30 July 2017

Between 15-28 July the battalion hosted their Annual Camp, held this year, at Barry Buddon Training Area near Dundee. Almost 270 cadets from Caithness, Inverness, Moray, Ross and Western Isles Companies, as well as cadets from Orkney Independent Cadet Battery ACF, took part in a fortnights training towards their Army Proficiency Certificate star levels as well as taking part in friendly competitions.

The majority of the two weeks saw the cadets placed into training cadres where everyone trained towards their next APC award alongside cadets from the other companies on the same level. During the evenings there were competitions between each company and Orkney to encourage friendly rivalry between the cadets. Some of the competitions required skills taught from the syllabus, such as Drill & Turnout, Shooting and Fieldcraft, while others were just to encourage some friendly rivalry such as Football and Cross Country.

It was not all training while at camp all of the cadets had non-training days at camp, where they took part in Adventure Training where everyone – including cadre instructors – got the chance to take part in paintballing, Rock Climbing and even go Clay Pigeon Shooting.

The final day of camp ended with the prize giving, which saw each company win at least one major trophy. The final trophy that was presented was the Champion Company Trophy ‘Hector’ which was presented to Moray Company, who also won the Male and Female Football, Drill Competition and the Swimming Trophy. The Inter-Company Trophy was presented to Cadet Company Sergeant Major Scott Dawson (17) from Nairn Detachment who afterwards said; “It was a good effort from every single cadet in the company, I am very proud to have collected ‘hector’ for Moray”

Annual Camp Prizes
Event Placing Company/Individual
Inter-Company Drill Drill Runners Up Inverness
Winner Moray
Best Drill Commander Winner Sgt R Jack (Caithness)
Best Dressed Highlander Winner Cpl Whitfield (Ross)
Football Boys Winner Moray
Girls Winner Moray
Cross Country Junior Boys Winner C Hutchinson (Inverness
Girls Winner H Mayers (Western Isles)
Senior Boys Winner D Gunn (Caithness)
Girls Winner D Ferguson (Inverness)
Team Junior Boys Winner Moray
Junior Girls Winner Inverness
Senior Boys Winner Inverness
Senior Girls Winner Inverness
Shooting Cadre 1A   K Duncan (Moray)
Cadre 1E   C Charles (Orkney)
Cadre 2A   L MacKay (Moray)
Cadre 2E   A Tait (Ross)
Cadre 3A   M Fraser (Ross)
Cadre 3E/4   L Walsh (Moray)
March & Shoot Junior Runners Up Inverness 2
Winners Ross
Senior Runners Up Moray 1
Winners Inverness 1
Athletics Junior Boys Winners Inverness
Junior Girls Winners Lovat Girls
Senior Boys Winners Inverness
Senior Girls Winners Moray
Overall Winners Inverness
Swimming Junior Boys Winners Western Isles
Junior Girls Winners Caithness
Senior Boys Winners Caithness
Senior Girls Winners Inverness
Overall Winners Moray