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Pacific Longbow 2017

Unit: University of London Officer Training Corps
Location: St.Lucia - Panama
Date: November 2017
Activities: Sailing
On the 19th November 2017 two reservists from the University of London Officer Training Corps began a three-week Adventure Training exercise on-board Yacht ‘Discoverer’, one of the Army’s two Challenger 72’ Ocean going sail training yachts. The aim of Ex Pacific Longbow was to challenge participants in a demanding environment...

Atlantic Marlin 2017

Unit: Cambridge University Air Squadron
Location: Ascension Island, Mid-Atlantic
Date: March 2017
Activities: Diving
Day 0 We met at 1530 on the 26th March at our Town Headquarters. At 1600 the transport arrived bringing with it the Boss as well the remainder of our diving equipment. We stopped quickly at a service station for a toilet and food break. On arrival at RAF Brize Norton...

Roberts Drive 17

Unit: Middlesex & North West London ACF
Location: South Africa - Kwa Zulu Natal
Date: August 2017
Activities: Trekking, canoeing
“This trip is a life changing event and I am not the only one who has said that.” Cadet Aaron Burke.
Whilst everyone in Middlesex and North West London ACF were being picked up by coaches to go to Annual Camp at Sennybridge in South Wales a group of 18 cadets plus...

Northern Inca Unicorn 2017

Unit: 32 Signal Regiment
Location: Peru
Date: November 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
Exercise Northern Inca Unicorn 17 was conducted from the 26 Oct to 12 Nov 17. It was led by Staff Sergeant (Senior Permanent Staff Instructor) Guy Bufton, its aim was to promote the Joint Service Adventure Training scheme at all levels within 32 Signal Regiment, in particular junior ranks and...

Dragon Eagle Sphinx 2017

Unit: 6 AAC
Date: May 2017
I was just browsing through my emails when Ex Dragon Eagle Sphinx stood out to me. One week adventurous training, diving, in the red sea. I’m sorry, who would turn that down? No previous experience was needed as training had been organised prior to this exercise, so complete beginners including...

Northern Highland Venturer 2017

Unit: Morrison's Academy CCF
Location: Scotland, Cairngorms National Park
Date: October 2017
Activities: Other, Multi
As most of the school community were enjoying a first lie-in of the October holiday, twelve Morrison’s Academy cadets and two officers were already heading to the Cairngorms. The plan was straightforward. Two days of mountain biking in Rothiemurchus were to be followed by three days of mountain walking in...

Tiger Rifles Azure 2017

Unit: 6 Rifles
Location: Malta
Date: October 2017
Activities: Diving
On the 19th October 2017, 10 reservists and 1 regular soldier boarded a flight to Malta in order to begin Exercise Tiger Rifles Azure; the annual 6 RIFLES scuba diving expedition. The aims of the exercise were to qualify divers ranging from Ocean Diver to Dive Leader, develop the skills...

Dragon Barbarian Odyssey 2017

Unit: 159 Regt RLC
Location: Lanzarote
Date: September 2017
Activities: Diving
September 2017 saw 12 individuals from 159 Regiment RLC embark on a weeks Scuba diving in sunny Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Ideally located just off the North African coast, it offered the chance to explore further afield while still being in Europe. Diving commenced from the dive centre located in...

Himalayan Finn 2017

Location: Nepal
Date: September 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
In December 2015, Major J W Swanson and Corporal T McWhirter from the Northern Ireland Garrison Support Unit (NIGSU) began the extensive planning process for their first overseas Adventure Training expedition to Nepal.  The culmination of this planning was Expedition Finn Himalaya, which took place from 15th September 2017 to...

Tiger Ushguli Bugle 2017

Unit: 6th Battalion, The Rifles
Location: Georgia
Date: August 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Soldiers from 6 Rifles recently embarked on a mountaineering expedition to Georgia with the goal of increasing the Battalion’s mountaineering capability. While spending five days in the Southern Caucasus the team covered the Summer mountain foundation syllabus, engaged with the local population and hiked over 80km with 2,800m of elevation. The...

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...