CCF Summer Camp

Tuesday 2nd July 2024

This year’s CCF Summer Camp, EX Hundred Hurdle, was a remarkable success, testing the Hundred cadets across the rigorous 1 Star syllabus in fieldcraft, shooting, and survival. Despite challenging conditions, all cadets performed admirably and achieved their 1 Star award.

Day 1 focused on teaching basic survival skills, including skinning and preparing rabbit and pheasant in a woodland oven. Cadets were also issued all necessary equipment for sustaining themselves on the Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA).

Days 2 and 3 featured a demanding two-day fieldcraft exercise on SPTA, where cadets learned and were tested on the six Section Battle Drills.

On Day 4, the camp moved to Bulford Ranges in Tidworth, where cadets fired the Cadets GP A2 rifle for the first time, successfully hitting targets at 100 and 200 metres, a testament to their months of weapons handling training.

Day 5 emphasised the importance of good personal administration and the importance of returning equipment to the stores in the same condition as it was issued.

The camp concluded on Day 6 with a visit to Tangier Wood in Kent, where cadets engaged in activities ranging from axe throwing to signal fire building.

The dedication and skill displayed by all cadets throughout the camp was truly commendable, and I am pleased to report that several cadets were selected for promotion to Lance Corporal. Notably, Fabian M and Eloise B were promoted to Corporal, having demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities throughout.

Captain Sam Brooks
School Staff Instructor

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