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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 Dragon Venturer Jerboa Rock – Derbyshire Army Cadet Force

Unit: Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (Mercian Regiment)
Location: Gibraltar
Date: October 2016
Activities: Caving, Diving, Sailing, Trekking, Other
Excited - the majority feelings among cadets prior to travelling, mixed with a healthy quantity of being curious, motivated, adventurous, anticipating something new, keen to get started, yet there was the inevitable sense of being apprehensive and nervous……. why? Because, for all of those chosen to join the Venture to...

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 Fistral Folly 2015 – Durham Army Cadet Force

Unit: Durham Army Cadet Force
Location: Cornwall
Date: October 2015
Activities: Coasteering, mountain biking
Junior cadets from Durham Army Cadet Force had the fantastic opportunity to take part in an eight day adventure training camp in Cornwall, during the October half term holiday on Exercise Fistral Folly. The 105 cadets and 19 staff moved into RAF St Mawgan at 0300hrs 24th October 2015, the camp...

Ex Bristolian Zeus 2015 – Bristol Army Cadet Force

Unit: Bristol ACF
Location: Cyprus
Date: October 2015
Activities: Mountain biking
Bristol ACF conducted Exercise Bristolian Zeus during the back end of October 2015, with the main aim of cycling some of the varied technical and challenging off road routes of Cyprus. From the stunning views along the Cyprus coastlines showing off the deep blue and emerald sea of the Mediterranean,...

Exercise Alpine Adventure 2015 – Northumbria Army Cadet Force

Unit: Northumbria ACF
Location: Serre Chevalier, France
Date: March 2015
Activities: Skiing
Between the 27th March and 5th April 33 cadets and 13 Adults from Northumbria ACF travelled to Serre Chevalier in the French Alps for weeks Alpine Skiing. This was the first venture of this size to be undertaken by Northumbria ACF. The Exercise was designed to give the cadets the opportunity...

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...

Exercise Northern Rocky Mountain Venturer – Yorkshire ACF and ATC Cadets

Unit: H&SY & Y(N&W) ACFs, C&EY & SEY Wings ATC
Location: Canada
Date: July 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (High Altitude), Mountaineering (Summer), Trekking
During July 2014, 8 staff and 13 cadets headed for British Columbia, Canada for a 26 day RFCA expedition, supported throughout by the Yorkshire Cadet Trust. It commenced almost 18 months ago with 60+ cadets vying to gain a place on the team. The selection process took place over Easter...

Ex Snowdon Polar 2014 – Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force

Unit: 'C' (SNH) Battery, Nottinghamshire ACF
Location: Snowdonia, UK
Date: August 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (Summer), Trekking
Following six months of planning, preparation, training and practice, a group from ‘C’ Battery, Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force completed their DofE Gold expedition in Snowdonia last week. Their ambitious route took in the Gwydyr Forest and crossed the immense Carneddau and Glyder mountain ranges before summiting the Snowdon Massif itself. The...

Ex Nanuk Pioneer – 23 Pioneer Regiment Royal Logistics Corps

Unit: 23 Pioneer Regt RLC and Sussex Army Cadet Force
Location: Greenland
Date: April 2014
Activities: Nordic Skiing
Ex NANUK PIONEER saw 5 members of 23 Pioneer Regt RLC and an instructor from the Army Cadet Force deploy to Greenland.  Following extensive pre-deployment preparation, the group finally arrived at Constable Point (CNP), Liverpool Land in Greenland.  This would be base camp and home for the next 2 weeks. On...