Latest Expedition Reports

Blue Vidda 2018

Unit: Oxford UOTC
Location: Hardangervidda, Norway
Date: August 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing.
After close to a year of planning August and September 2018 saw 28 participants from Oxford UOTC headed out to Norway on an unforgettable hiking expedition. Phase One flew out to Bergen on the 13th of August and spent eleven days battling against the elements in the Hardangervidda region. Due to...

Northern Ice 2018

Unit: Northumbrian Universities’ Officer Training Corps
Location: Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland
Date: September 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring.
As the end of the OTC training year drew to a close an expedition to the world renowned, Laugever Trail still lay on the horizon for 14 Officer Cadets and Instructors. This was the first time NUOTC had run this expedition and the first time many of the group had...

Dolomite Cadet 2018

Unit: Oakham School CCF
Location: Dolomites, Northern Italy
Date: August 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring,
Tuesday 14th August 2018 saw eleven Cadets and three staff from Oakham School CCF depart for the Dolomites in Northern Italy. To add to the adventure, we had decided to get the train out so after a rapid Eurostar journey and a few hours in Paris, we boarded the nightly...

Ardeche Gold 2018

Unit: Derbyshire ACF
Location: Ardeche, France
Date: August 2018
Activities: Canoeing
On the 24th August 2018, Derbyshire Army Cadet Force set out for their first overseas canoeing expedition, lasting until September 2nd. I would firstly like to thank the Ulysses Trust for their funding help and making this incredible experience happen, giving us the opportunity to test new waters (literally) and an...

IOW Summer Camp 2018

Unit: 218 Squadron, RAF Air Cadets
Location: United Kingdom, Isle of Wight
Date: August 2018
Activities: Other, Multi.
A week of outdoor adventure experience gave our group of young people new exciting activities on land and water. They had plenty of opportunities to try something new. We planned the trip to increase confidence, build teamwork, improve and challenge the Cadets to support each other as a team. From the...

T/S Jack Petchey Voyage

Unit: Fishguard Sea Cadets
Location: Wales
Date: August 2018
Activities: Other, Multi,
The journey started on 25th of August at Milford marina. On arrival the Cadets had their briefings, dressed in their uniforms and started their familiarisation with the vessel. Many safety things needed to be explained, and also the Cadets would be out into their various watches for the coming week....

Partisan Shadow 2018

Unit: 2158 (Sevenoaks) Squadron
Location: Italy - Dolomites
Date: August 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing.
Exercise Partisan Shadow was conducted in the Brenta Dolomites in August 2018 and was the culmination of a year’s hard work planning and preparation. This expedition was planned and conducted by three Staff and nine Cadets of 2158 (Sevenoaks) Squadron, Kent Wing Air Cadets, all of whom were given equal...

Tiger Alpinae Experientia 18

Unit: 103REME, NRHQRA, 201 Field Hospital, 1ISRX
Location: Alps - France, Italy, Switzerland
Date: August 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing.
The Aim of Exercise Tiger Alpinae Experientia 18 was to conduct a Level 3 Arduous Trekking and Alpine Mountaineering event in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. Adventurous Training is core activity (strategic/essential activity) and this exercise helped develop psychological resilience. This exercise enhanced the Battlefield Discipline Sub-Skills of the...

Cape Namibia 2018

Unit: London Wing Royal Air Force Air Cadets
Location: Eastern Cape of South Africa and Southern Namibia
Date: August 2018
Activities: Canoeing, Trekking, Exploring.
A year in the planning, preparation, training and fundraising; the London Wing ‘Cape Namibia’ Expedition of 25 cadets and staff departed for a two-week adventure in South Africa and Namibia in August 2018. The prime goal of the expedition was to undertake the challenge of trekking the famous Fish River...

Finn Glacier 2018

Unit: 152 (NI) Regt RLC
Location: France, Chamonix, Mont Blanc
Date: August 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Exploring, Other, Multi,
Exercise FINN GLACIER was a 152 (North Irish) Regiment Type 3 mountaineering expedition to Chamonix, France, 21 – 28 Aug 18. Activities included a two day Alpine Mountaineering expedition up into the Mer de Glace glacier, Alpine Trekking on both sides of the Chamonix Valley, Rock Climbing at Les Gaillands...

Northern Alpine Fusilier 50 2018

Unit: 1RRF, 5RRF
Location: Switzerland, Swiss Alps
Date: August 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing,
The 5th August saw 7 Fusiliers deploy on Exercise NORTHERN - ALPINE FUSILIER 50, a summer mountaineering expedition to the Swiss Alps for 15 days. The expedition was conceived in celebration of the Regiment’s 50th birthday and included 5 reservists and 2 regulars in a year where our battalions were...

London Neptune 2018

Unit: City of London School
Location: Corfu Greece
Date: August 2018
Activities: Sailing
CCF RN Fifteen CCF cadets, eleven boys from City of London School and four City of London Girls School, along with six Cadet Force Adult Volunteers arrived at Gouvia Marina on the 15th August 2018. We arrived there following a short 8km drive North from Corfu airport, where we were...

Moonlands Expedition 2018

Unit: Budmouth College CCF
Location: Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Date: July 2018
Activities: Other, Mult.
Expedition Name: Moonlands Expedition 2018 Budmouth College Cadets annually participate in a month-long expedition based around adventurous training but specifically designed to develop leadership in our future NCOs. In July a group of twelve departed for the Tibetan Plateau of Eastern Kashmir adjacent to the border with China. The surprises of expedition...

Green Camp Cornwall 2018

Unit: 291 Westminster and Chelsea Squadron RAF Air cadets
Location: UK - Cornwall
Date: August 2018
Activities: Other, Multi.
45 Cadets from 6 Squadron’s based in London participated in the 291 Squadron’s Annual Green Camp this year, last year it was 80 cadets attending. The 291 camp has been undertaken for the past 12 years with it firstly being just cadets from 291 Squadron. The past 3 years has seen...

OYT Scotland West Coast Challenge 2018

Unit: Headquarters RAF Air Cadets
Location: United Kingdom - West Cost of Scotland
Date: August 2018
Activities: Sailing
The Headquarters Air Cadets West Coast Challenge offshore sailing expedition set out from Greenock on the River Clyde on Monday the 6th of August with a nervous and apprehensive group of 11 Cadets and two adult staff on board the 72’ Ocean Youth Trust Scotland yacht, Alba Venturer. Since the first...

Olaf Ski Challenge 2018

Unit: Pate's Grammar School CCF
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: February 2018
Activities: Skiing
After a weary start in the early morning of the 10 February, our small hoard of skiers set off for a relaxed day of travel firstly to Birmingham Airport, on to Stuttgart and then to our destination at the lovely and cosy Haus Am Brunnenbach. On the way through the...

Challenge 2018

Unit: St Albans Sea Cadet Unit
Location: England Hertfordshire
Date: July 2018
Activities: Sailing
We set off with 20 cadets (some weren’t actually cadets) and 4 staff members on Sunday the 29th of July, excited for the opportunity to go away for a week and learn great new skills from the experienced crew members. Sunday: This was when we got the coach to Portsmouth to meet the two...