14 June 2017
ARMY Cadets from across Angus & Dundee Battalion have spent a weekend taking part in the Exercise Cup 2017
With the Battalion split into it's four Companies, the competition sees cadets put into practice the Fieldcraft skills they have learned as part of the ACF syllabus, including spending a night out in the field, as well as responding to a first aid scenario and working as a team with the aim of gathering points towards the ‘Champion Company’ competition.
Following a wet start, the cadets moved out into the field, took part in a series of ‘round robin’ activities as the sun shone, while also spending a night under improvised shelters.
Deputy Commandant of Angus & Dundee Bn, Lieutenant Colonel George Smith was full of praise; ‘ACF training is progressive, and it’s at weekends such as these that we get an indication of how the cadets are progressing. The feedback showed that the cadets enjoyed the weekend and they all worked hard to gain points for their Company(s), which count towards the Champion Company competition due to be concluded at this year’s annual camp, taking place at Altcar, Merseyside in July. It goes without saying that the weekend would not have happened without our dedicated Cadet Force Adult Volunteers who put in so much time and effort to ensure these events are as rewarding as they possibly can be.'
If you’re aged 12 or over and would like to know more about becoming a cadet with Angus & Dundee Battalion then click here. We’re always on the look-out for enthusiastic volunteer adult instructors too. No experience is necessary and you can get full details on volunteering here