CCF Central camp
Monday was the start of Fieldcraft one- which began with “Advance to Contact” and then “Compound Clearance.” Cadets will tell you that it was harder that it looked, they all seemed to enjoy blank firing and working as a team. In the afternoon we did “Tracking” and “survival Techniques” which made cadets environmentally aware and taught them how to look out for the enemy.
Monday evening was a first for many cadets, where they learnt how to put up a basha and putting into practice those all-important “Harbour Drills” that had been learnt on previous parade nights. Most students managed to stay with their buddy and had a somewhat restful sleep, with only a few waking up either upside-down or slightly out of their bashas, not to name any names!
Tuesday was Fieldcraft two- a day of learning how to take part in an “Ambush” followed by “TES”, which is similar to laser quest outside. After a night outside in the field, some extra running around to wake up cadets was exactly what they needed. In the afternoon we did “stalking” and “combat First Aid” where those students who had passed their First Aid could put into practice what they had learnt, with a live casualty performance by Miss Edmondston.
Wednesday was the Adventure Training day, this consisted of Mountain Biking, Climbing Wall, Longbow Archery and Arrow Tag, with water sports in the afternoon. This gave cadets an opportunity to learn different skills, face a fear and have fun spending time together.
Thursday was a day based at camp, taking part in a shooting package which included Shotgun, 25m range, Archery, Military Vehicle Recognition, Using Night Scope, Obstacle Course. There was a stand for everyone, whether you wanted to develop knowledge, test your skills on a shotgun or challenge yourself working as a group on the obstacle course.
On the Friday AMS CCF took part in Competitions Day, lots of the events from the whole week took place with the AMSCCF team coming second in the Obstacle Course competition, which was well deserved and was an excellent end to an excellent week.
We hope the cadets had as good a time as we did and we all look forward to seeing them back on our first parade night on Monday 10th September.