ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CAMP

1 August 2016

More than Two Hundred Cadets and Adults from Angus and Dundee Battalion Army Cadet Force went to Wathgill Training Camp, Richmond, for their Annual Camp 2016.

Every day on camp is packed full of exciting and challenging activities, including adventurous training with rock climbing, abseiling and caving. Some of which our cadets might not ever have tried before, and for this reason annual camp is the highlight of an Army Cadet’s year. It gives the cadets a chance to experience activities and events that may not be available at any other time. While they learn new key skills; it is an experience many cadets say they will never forget.

The camp programme consisted of

  • Expedition Training (1 Day)
    • Cadets and Adults climbed Ingleborough hill (second highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales, at 723 metres (2,372 ft)
  • Military Skills and Swimming (1 Day)
    • Inter Detachment Military Skills competitiong included Drill, Skill at Arms, First Aid
  • Adventure Training (2 Days)
    • Rock Climbing, Abseiling and Caving (Great Douk Cave is a shallow cave system lying beneath the limestone bench of Ingleborough)
  • Company Exercise (3 Days)
    • Senior Cadet lead exercise using their skills and knowledge from Introduction to Leadership in the Field. Adults were around dealing with the safety and supervision.
  • CO's Day (1 Day)
    • Always a mystery. The Commandant of Angus and Dundee Battalion sets up various challenges for the cadets to complete.
  • Range Day (1 Day)
    • Cadets testing the shooting skills on the range and aim to pass the qualification shoot (Most passed)
  • OC's Day (1 Day)
    • Company Commanders take cadets out of camp and on an outing. This year three companies visited Beamish Museum and one visited Lightwater Valley
  • Competition, Sports and Awards Day (1 Day)
    • The final day of camp is when the sports and competitions are completed.

During every activity points can be gained to count towards the Champion Company Cup. This year it was won by Waterloo Company.

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You can find more photographs and videos of annual camp 2016 on Angus and Dundee Battalion ACF Facebook page.