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|
|Inter-Company Drill||Drill||Runners Up||Inverness|
|Best Drill Commander||Winner||Sgt R Jack (Caithness)|
|Best Dressed Highlander||Winner||Cpl Whitfield (Ross)|
|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)|
|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|
|Senior||Runners Up||Moray 1|
|Junior Girls||Winners||Lovat Girls|
|Swimming||Junior Boys||Winners||Western Isles|