16 July 2018
Our first week of Annual Camp is now over. Cadets have been undergoing a training programme covering all areas of the Army Proficiency Certificate. The APC covers training in subjects such as fieldcraft, first aid, signals, command tasks, target shooting and drill and turnout. This year the Battalion has been able to use the shooting ranges in HMNB Clyde located next door to our camp at Garelochhead. This year we have on camp STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) kits and cadets have been designing and building their own versions of bridges, windmills and other engineering structures giving them an insight into problems and the opportunity to seek solutions.
Apart from the hard work the cadets have to do to earn star badges and hopefully promotions they have been able to carry out some adventurous training at Lochgoil Activity Centre. At the centre they were able to take part in canoeing, abseiling and gorge walking. All activities were delivered by qualified and highly skilled centre staff with CFAV holding a watching brief.
As a further reward for hard work cadets were able to visit Riverside Museum in Glasgow and view a large number of exhibits from Glasgow’s rich history. While at the museum one of our cadets displayed a hidden talent when he sat down at a piano and proceeded to entertain his cadet colleagues and a number of other startled visitors. The Battalion is also pleased to note that one member of the museum staff commented on the exceptionally high standard of behaviour and manners the young cadets displayed.