Tag Archives: adventure training

Ex Yeoman Amphibian 2017 – Royal Yeomanry & Queen’s Own Yeomanry

Unit: Royal Yeomanry, Queen's Own Yeomanry
Location: UK
Date: June 2017
Activities: Sailing, running
It was to the beat of Welsh drums that the RNLI Lifeboat led Ajax and 13 other boats out of the harbour to the start line of the Three Peaks Yacht Race, while several hundred spectators watched the spectacle from across the broad Barmouth sands. The Three Peaks is...

Ex Northern Enduro – Northumbria UOTC

Unit: Northumbria UOTC
Location: La Thuile, Italy
Date: July 2017
Activities: Mountain biking, white water rafting
La Thiule – Mountain biking. After a fantastic two weeks of military training in Germany for Annual Camp, 20 officer cadets and training staff embarked on a one-week adrenaline filled training expedition mountain biking in La Thiule located in the Italian alps. The expedition aim was to bring potential officers out...

Ex Baltic Pelican – Ardingly College CCF

Unit: Ardingly College CCF
Location: Sweden, Finland, Baltic Sea
Date: July 2017
Activities: Sailing
Exercise Baltic Pelican was the Summer Sailing Expedition for Ardingly College Combined Cadet Force (CCF) undertaken between the 16th and 22nd of July 2017. The Expedition sailed across the Baltic (hence the expedition name) from Stockholm in Sweden to Turku in Finland. There are no Pelicans in the Baltic but...

Ex Northern Sierra – 154 (Scottish) Transport Regiment RLC

Unit: 154 (Scottish) Transport Regiment RLC
Location: Spain, Andalucia
Date: May 2017
Activities: Mountain Biking
In late May 2017, after a 6 month build up period, 20 members of 154 Regiment set out from Scotland bound for Granada in Southern Spain and a week-long Mountain-biking expedition. The membership of this group represented the Regiment’s Reserve make-up in almost perfect microcosm; 6 Girls and 14...

Gurkha Everest Expedition 2017 – HQBG

Unit: HQBG
Location: Nepal, Mount Everest
Date: May 2017
Activities: Mountaineering
‘On 16th May at 0650 we made it to the top of the world, Mt Everest, and I was so happy I can’t express what I was feeling.’ LCpl Umesh Gurung, 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles The Gurkha Everest Expedition has given a unique opportunity to 22 members of the...

Scotland Staff AT Development – Plymouth & Cornwall Wing ATC

Unit: Plymouth & Cornwall Wing ATC
Location: Cairngorms, Scotland
Date: May 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
In May and June of 2017, several members of staff and senior cadets from Plymouth & Cornwall and Dorset & Wiltshire Wings, Royal Air Force Air Cadets , spent 8 days in the Cairngorm National Park, residing at Feshiebridge Lodge, Aviemore. With assistance from the Ulysses Trust, the aim of the...

Ex Arctic Express – London UOTC

Unit: London UOTC
Location: UK, Faroes, Iceland
Date: May 2017
Activities: Sailing
On the 21st May 2017 a fifteen-strong crew, led by Maj Terry Hackett of London UOTC, began a two-week Adventure Training exercise onboard Yacht ‘Adventure’, one of the Army’s two Challenger 72’ Ocean going sail training yachts. The aim of Ex Artic Express was to challenge participants in a demanding...

Ten Tors Challenge 2017 – Plymouth & Cornwall Wing ATC

Unit: Plymouth & Cornwall Wing Air Training Corps
Location: Dartmoor
Date: May 2017
Activities: Trekking
Plymouth and Cornwall Wing of the RAF Air Cadets spreads from Okehampton and Kingsbridge in the East to Hayle in the West and covers some of the more deprived wards in the country. The Wing has always prided itself in making activities available to all cadets regardless of their...

Ex Arctic Tundra Venture 2017 – Oldham Hulme Grammar School CCF

Unit: Oldham Hulme GS CCF
Location: Swedish Lapland - NE Sweden
Date: April 2017
Activities: Dog sledding, winter survival
As a CCF Adventurous Training Officer, and Winter Mountain Leader I felt privileged to be able to organise, and take a group of Cadets from the Oldham Hulme Combined Cadet Force on their expedition to NE Lapland in Arctic Sweden. The expedition was the culmination of 18 months...

Ex Finn Sappersoaker 2017 – 71 Engr Regt

Unit: 71 Engr Regt
Location: Belize
Date: April 2017
Activities: Canoeing, diving
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever” - Jacques Yves Cousteau 27 soldiers from 71 Royal Engineer Regiment have completed a two week multi activity expedition to Belize. Meeting in Heathrow on Easter Monday 2017 after travelling from Northern Ireland and Scotland, 12 divers...

Ex Dragon Atlas EMU – East Midlands UOTC

Unit: East Midlands UOTC
Location: Morocco
Date: March 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
An air of excited anticipation hung over the expedition party as we assembled in Nottingham to begin our long journey to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The group comprised of twelve students and two instructors from Northumbrian and East Midlands Officer Training Corps. Our aim was to summit Jebel Toubkal...

Ex Dragon Toubkal 2017 – Cambridge University Officers’ Training Corps

Unit: Cambridge UOTC
Location: High Atlas, Morocco
Date: March 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing
On the 22nd March 2017, Cambridge University Officers’ Training Corps (CUOTC) departed for a trekking expedition in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. The aim was to summit Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Our secondary aims included empowering officer cadets (OCdts) to embrace leadership roles and to give...

Ex Castle Adventure 17 – 104 Bn REME

Unit: 104 Bn REME
Location: Peru
Date: March 2017
Activities: Trekking
26th March 2017, 14 regular and reserve personnel from 104Bn REME embarked on an expedition to Machu Picchu in Peru. The following 14 days were an odyssey of lost boarding cards, inexplicable bag searches, contraband tent pegs, a naked man in the airport and mountains. Lots of mountains. The journey...