24 May 2012
Youth and Cadets Branch, HQ Support Command is conducting a Cadet Bergen trial in 49 Brigade. The trial is mainly being conducted by Oundle CCF, which starts in May 2012 and will go on for six months.
The trial Bergen is a 45-litre model, which we assess is a suitable size for APC syllabus training for a young and small cadet, because we were clear from practical experience that smaller cadets simply cannot carry fully loaded adult sized bergens. This will run in conjunction with the recent delivery of the Cadet Training Vest.
Separately, the fielding plan to deliver waterproofs has been issued to Brigades and delivery will take place at the end of May in time for cadet camps; every cadet and adult will be issued with a waterproof jacket.