18 March 2019
Cadets from 1 (Hereward) Company enjoy March camp
Over 100 cadets and
instructors enjoyed a training weekend at Waterbeach cadet training
The cadets and
instructors arrived on Friday night, brief given and the cadets
settled in, they enjoyed some free time before training started on
Morning broke and the
cadets woke up from a good night’s sleep. The smell of breakfast
filled the training centre and the cadets laughed and joked with each
other ready for the start of training.
Following parade after
breakfast, they were split into separate training ability groups. The
basic group were under the watchful eye of Lt Murat and her staff.
They concentrated on Army Proficiency Certificate training (APC) as
well as basic skill at arms, drill and turn out and basic navigation.
The one stars were
under the supervision of Lt Bradbury training started with Skill at
arms as well as completing weapons handling tests. After this, the
cadets went onto field craft and navigation training, ready for their
navigation and expedition walk on the Sunday.
The two star cadets
under Sergeant Major Mackenzie consideration on navigation training
so they could complete their Navigation and map and compass training
on the Sunday. Some of the 2 star cadets were also split into APC
training. Over the weekend they completed drill and turn out as well
as other subjects.
The Expedition two star
cadets were being led by Sergeant Major Perry, The cadets worked on
their route cards and plotting their route before they left
Waterbeach for their days walking.
The senior cadets were
under the watchful eye of Capt. Findlater, They took part in both APC
training such as banner drill and in the afternoon, they enjoyed
working with Sergeant Liddington who introduced them to STEM
After training finished
on Saturday the cadets enjoy some down time where they had a chance
to socialise with each other and spend some money on NAAFI.
On the Sunday training
carried on followed by final parade. During final parade, there were
a number of awards and promotions presented by the OC Major L Deacon. Cdts Lusher and Palmer received
their basic badge and certificate. CVQO ILM Level 2 Young Leader
Award certificates were presented to Cdt Vitovs, Cdt L/Cpls Barrett,
Brooks, Hodsdon, Keedy & O’Connor with BTec Level 2 Diploma in
Teamwork & Personal Development certificate and badge presented
Cdt Cpl Hillier. Finally, Cdt Cpls Banks, Hillier and Murphy were
all promoted to Cdt Sergeants.
Many training passes
were achieved over the weekend and the cadets worked extremely hard