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Unit: Buckinghamshire Army Cadet Force
Location: Germany, Bavaria Alps
Date: May 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
10 Cadets from Bucks supported by four Adult Volunteers experienced on an amazing mountain walking week in the Bavarian Alps. The first day started very slowly with the cadets exploring the local town, finishing the day with a cable car ride to the top of the Zugspitze the highest mountain...

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...

Cockney Venturer Novice 9 2018

Unit: Greater London South East Sector ACF
Location: Snowdonia
Date: June 2018
Activities: Canoeing
Forty three cadets aged between 13 and 17 years from South East London Army Cadet Force spend the half term break 26 May to 2 June 2018 in Snowdonia North Wales as part of an adventurous training package aimed at pushing young people out of their inner-city comfort zone to...

Atlantic Trident 2017

Unit: Oxfordshire ACF, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Date: December 2017
Activities: Ocean Rowing
Between 14 Dec 17 and 20 Jan 18, Capt Jon Armstrong RGR and military amputee LCpl Jordan Beecher PARA rowed 2,550 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean as Row2Recovery. The pair endured storms, physical and mental hardship and capsizing to set a new World Record for the fastest pairs crossing...

Bavarian Explorer 2017

Unit: Buckinghamshire Army Cadet Force
Location: Bavarian Alps, Germany
Date: April 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring.
During the Easter break 2017 nine ACF Cadets, supported by 4 Adults all from Bucks ACF completed a week long exploration of the Bavarian Alps. Based out of Garmisch Partenkirchen, Bavaria the expedition aimed to introduce cadets to trekking and enhance their leadership skills by exposing them to challenging routes.  Additionally...

Dragon Venturer Snow Cub 5

Unit: Shropshire ACF
Location: Germany Bavaria
Date: March 2018
Activities: Skiing
The aim of the Exercise was to take Army Cadets to Bavaria for a progressive Adventure Training programme using the medium of alpine skiing.  It was planned to the UKCC Snow Sports Snow Life Awards Course.  This was supported with elements of snow/mountain survival lectures including weather and mountain hazards....

Cadet Snow Finn 18

Unit: 2nd Northern Ireland Bn ACF
Location: Bosnia Herzgovinia, Mount Jahorino Sarajevo
Date: February 2018
Activities: Skiing
Our journey to Bosnia and Herzegovina was an experience in itself. We arrived at Kinnegar late Friday evening and traveled through the night, driving to Dublin by coach, before flying via Munich and Vienna and then getting on a final flight to arrive in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Next we made...

Dragon Venturer Canice 18

Unit: Cadet Centre For Adventurous Training
Location: Banff, Canada
Date: February 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing.
Each day is a summation of the thoughts of the individual climbers (6 x male CFAVs) Canmore Junkyards - Grade 2 Single Pitch It’s hard to believe that we are in Canada standing below an icefall and our introduction to ice climbing.  I was intimidated about the levels of experience amongst the...

Dragon Venturer Canski 2018

Unit: Cadet Centre For Adventurous Training
Location: Banff, Canada
Date: February 2018
Activities: Skiing
The trip started with 10 strangers (8 x CFAVs (6 x male & 2 x female) and 2 x female Senior Cadets) meeting at Heathrow airport after traveling from all parts of the country.  Despite a few problems with the trains we checked in as a group on time and...

Simba’s Sun

Unit: Cumbria ACF
Location: Cyprus
Date: May 2017
Activities: Canoeing/Mountaineering, Rock Climbing/Trekking, Exploring/Other, Multi
Cumbria ACF is a leading youth training organisation based in the North-West of the England, delivering a programme of challenging military, adventurous and leadership training to young men and women aged from 12 to 17. In May 2017, we took 35 cadets (over 10% of our strength), eight adult volunteers...

Ex KwaZulu-Natal Venturer – ACF and CCF (Army)

Unit: ACF & CCF (Army)
Location: South Africa
Date: July 2016
Activities: Trekking
This ambitious, adventurous and demanding expedition is one of the most successful mounted by the Army Cadet movement following two years of planning.  It comprised of two independent groups sub-divided into the three AT activity teams – the Tugela River descent and the Drackensberg and Zulu Trail treks.  The ethos...

Ex Snow Queen – Glasgow + Lanarkshire Bn ACF

Unit: A & B Troop RA and A Platoon RHF of Glasgow & Lanarkshire Bn ACF
Location: Sportwelt Austria
Date: January 2016
Activities: Skiing
“Amazing, Fantastic, Brilliant” It may have been 07.30 am when the group of 36 cadets and 7 adults left Glasgow but there was not a thing that could have dampened their excitement for the ski trip to Salzburger Sportwelt in Austria, not even the thought of 30 hours of travel....

Corsican Dragon Venturer – Staffordshire and West Midlands North Sector ACF

Unit: Staffordshire & West Midlands North Sector Army Cadet Force
Location: Corsica GR20
Date: August 2015
Activities: Mountaineering (Summer)
Staffordshire and West Midlands North Sector conducted Ex Corsican Dragon Venturer over the period 16-30 Aug 15. The aim of the expedition was to complete the northern section of the GR20. The GR20 is a long distance high altitude technical mountain trail that crosses the Mediterranean Island of Corsica. The route...

Ex Northern Kenyan Venturer – Army Cadet Force & Combined Cadet Force (Army)

Unit: ACF and CCF(Army)
Location: Kenya
Date: July 2014
Activities: Trekking
This expedition must rank as one of the most successful ever mounted by the Army Cadet Movement.  57 out of 58 participants, in two independent groups and 8 adults and 20 cadets, summited Point Lenana (4,985m) on Mt Kenya.  Also a local primary school was given a brand new classroom...

Encounters in the Brunei Jungle – Northumbria Army Cadet Force

Unit: Northumbria Army Cadet Force
Location: Brunei
Date: July 2014
Activities: Multi-activity
Twenty intrepid Cadets and four adults from Northumbria ACF spent two weeks experiencing working in the jungle environment of Brunei. The pre-exercise training had been conducted at our training centre at Otterburn focussing on team building, tactics, fitness and survival skills, interspersed with surprise meetings with creatures such as spiders and...