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Peninsular Cadet 2014 – Oakham School Combined Cadet Force

Unit: Oakham School CCF
Location: Spain
Date: August 2014
Activities: Trekking, community work
Fifteen 6th form cadets from Oakham School's CCF set off in mid-August on a 10 day expedition to explore the Peninsular battlefields of Central Spain where their forebears of the two affiliate units - Royal Anglian Regiment and Royal Logistic Corps - fought against the French during Wellington's ultimately triumphant...

Ex Dragon Formigal – 37 Signal Regt (V)

Unit: 37 Sig Regt
Location: Aragon, Pyrenees
Date: August 2014
Activities: Trekking, mountain biking
Exercise Dragon Formigal was a 37 Sig Regt adventurous training exercise in the Aragon region of the Spanish Pyrenees, held over the period 04-17 August 2014. The aim was to complete two treks along sections of the GR11 and to also introduce participants to mountain biking along some of the...

Winter Newsletter 2014

What better way to spend a cold winter's night than in front of a roaring fire with a hot toddy and the latest edition of the Ulysses Trust Winter Newsletter. In this edition we focus on our recent awards ceremony showcasing not just the event, but also highlighting the reports...

Ex Canadian Odyssey 2014 – Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training

Unit: HQ Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training
Location: Canada, Banff National Park
Date: August 2014
Activities: Rock Climbing
Why should cadets have all the fun? There have been a number of international trips for cadets in recent years but this was the first overseas trip designed specifically to allow Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) the opportunity to broaden their mountaineering and climbing experience. Officer Commanding Cadet...

Essex Army Cadets take on the Rock

Unit: Essex Army Cadet Force
Location: Gibraltar
Date: April 2014
Activities: Caving, kayaking, rock climbing
As everybody celebrated Easter, C Company Essex Army Cadet Force commenced Exercise Dragon Venturer in Gibraltar. For 310 years Gibraltar has faced many challenges as our British Overseas Territory and for one week 40 Army Cadets and 14 instructors faced many of their own. The trip offered the cadets so much...

In The Footsteps of Lawrence – Jordan 2014 – 2427 (Biggin Hill) Sqn ATC

Unit: 2427 (Biggin Hill) Sqn ATC
Location: Jordan
Date: April 2014
Activities: Trekking
BIGGIN HILL AIR CADETS GROUNDBREAKING TREK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. On April the 15th 2014 eighteen cadets and 6 staff under the leadership of Flt Lt James Dyer departed from the squadron headquarters at the former RAF station of Biggin Hill for a unique adventure in the deserts...

Blue Tour 2014 – Oxford UOTC

Unit: Oxford UOTC
Location: Adamello and Ortler Alps, Italy
Date: March 2014
Activities: Ski trekking, mountaineering
Challenging, isolating and inspiring, ski touring offers a unique way of exploring the mountains.  Such exploration was one of the main aims of Oxford UOTC’s Exercise Blue Tour, a seven-day ski tour through the Italian Adamello and Ortler Alps. The group of eight Officer Cadets met in Oxford on 27th March...