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Tiger Bavarian Explorer 3

Unit: Buckinghamshire Army Cadet Force
Location: Bavaria, Germany
Date: May 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring.
10 cadets from Bucks supported by four Adult Volunteers experienced on an amazing mountain walking week in the Bavarian Alps. The aim of Exercise TIGER BAVARIAN EXPLORER 3 was to introduce cadets to hill walking and build on their Navigation skills.  Additionally, the trip built on cadets leadership skills and...

Snow Camp Venturer Excel 2019

Unit: Training Ship Stirling
Location: UK and Italy
Date: April 2019
Activities: Skiing
Snow Camp Venturer Excel is a collaborative expedition between Training Ship Stirling of the Sea Cadet Corps and the charity SnowCamp.  It uses snowsport as a vehicle to promote social mobility and personal development of the most disadvantaged young people in society. Excel is the final phase of SnowCamp’s programme and...

Tiger Venturer Matravers 2019

Unit: Matravers Combined Cadet Force
Location: France, Mercantour National Park
Date: February 2019
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing.
On February 17th Matravers CCF set off for the Alpes Martime in the Mercantour National Park, France. Eager and keen, our transport to London Heathrow was a lot easier than we expected. Our flights were on time and we landed in Nice airport at 20:20, greeted by our provider Mel...

Dragon Venturer Cadet Norice 2019

Unit: Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training
Location: Rjukan, Norway
Date: February 2019
Activities: Climbing
Ice Climbing Foundation Course A 6-day journey of challenge and adventure by a mixed team of four Senior Cadets and four Cadet Adult instructors. Arrived safe and well in Rjukan after a very long day travelling. The emotional journey first starts when the application form has been submitted by the Cadet Unit which...

Canford Norwegian Tiger Venturer 18 2019

Unit: Canford School and Bradfield College CCFs
Location: Norway (Hardangervidda)
Date: February 2019
Activities: Skiing
Canford School CCF has been embarking for a number of years on a cross-country skiing expedition to Norway on what is described by all who go, as the toughest and the best trip the School offers. This year saw another twenty-four cadets, a fifth of our year 10s aged 14...

Cadet Snow Finn 2019

Unit: 2nd NI BN ACF
Location: Bulgaria Pomoprovo
Date: February 2019
Activities: Skiing
On the 3 February 2019, 22 Cadets and 8 adults (4 of which were instructors) departed on an 8 day alpine skiing expedition to Pamporovo, Bulgaria. Many of the cadets attending had never skied before, therefore this prospect would act as a window of opportunity to allow cadets to learn...

Dragon Venturer Cadet Norski 2019

Unit: Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training
Location: Kvitåvatn, Norway
Date: February 2019
Activities: Skiing
A 6-day journey of discovery and new experiences by a mixed team of eight Senior Cadets and Cadet Adult instructors who were all Nordic skiing novices out on the snow making memories. A long journey from UK to Oslo Airport in Norway followed by 4-hour drive culminated in our arrival on...

Adventure Training 2019

Unit: Barnard Castle CCF
Location: Cairngorm National Park
Date: February 2019
Activities: Other, Multi,
On 16th February 2019 five Cadets and two staff from Barnard Castle School CCF embarked on the CCF’s biennial Adventure Training. The aim of Adventure Training within Barnard Castle School CCF is to give Cadets the opportunity to try new things, have fun and give them the chance to push...

Ski Cadet 2019 

Unit: A Troop RA, Glasgow & Lanarkshire Bn ACF
Location: France, Alpe d'Huez
Date: January 2019
Activities: Skiing
A Troop Royal Artillery Glasgow & Lanarkshire Battalion ACF Downhill Skiing, Alpe d’Huez, France January 2019 The record-breaking heat of summer 2018 was a hazy memory at 0430 hrs on Saturday 5 January 2019. 30 Cadets and 10 CFAVs of Glasgow & Lanarkshire Bn AFC gathered to reap the reward of 12 frenetic...

West Mercian & Staffordshire Wing Everest Basecamp Expedition, Nepal 2018

Unit: West Mercian & Staffordshire Wing ATC
Location: Nepal
Date: October 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
The RAF Air Cadets from West Mercian & Staffordshire Wing traveled to Nepal to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force in the hope of hosting a memorial service on the summit of Kala Patthar (5,550m). The Team of sixteen aged 16-74, led by Peak Mountaineering’s Paul Lewis departed Manchester...

Snowdome Venturer 2018

Unit: TS Stirling Sea Cadet Corps
Location: England, West Midlands
Date: December 2018
Activities: Skiing
This adventurous training exercise was run by Training Ship Stirling of the Sea Cadet Corps from August to December 2018. The unit is based in Shard End, Birmingham and is in a Cadet Expansion Programme partnership with its local secondary school, Tile Cross Academy. Both institutions are based in one of...

Emerging Panda 2018

Unit: Oldham Hulme GS CCF
Location: China
Date: October 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring.
As a CCF Adventurous Training officer, and Mountain leader, I was privileged to have the opportunity to organise to China what would turn out to be a truly unique, challenging and inspiring insight into Chinese History, Culture, Food, and Schooling and Public transport systems. The Expedition was conceived in October 2017,...

Magic Malawi 2018

Unit: 359 (Bexleyheath) Squadron
Location: Malawi, Africa
Date: October 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring.
After a year of planning, the 359 (Bexleyheath) Squadron led expedition, consisting of 10 Cadets and 4 staff across Bexleyheath, Welling, Swanley, Battle and Kensington Squadron's was made more affordable to a range of Cadets form varying background thanks to the support of the Ulysses Trust. The trip to Malawi, Africa...

Altea Dragon Venturer 2018

Unit: Staffordshire and West Midlands North Sector ACF
Location: Costa Blanca, Spain
Date: October 2018
Activities: Climbing, Mountain Biking
Staffordshire and West Midlands (NS) Army Cadet Force deployed a 21 strong expedition to Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain to conduct mountain biking and rock-climbing activities. Sat 27 Oct. Exercise participants arrived at MOD Stafford at a blurry eyed 0130hrs on Saturday morning, after checking documentation, equipment and luggage weights we departed...

BE 2

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...

Incan Venture Adventure 2018

Unit: Sussex Wing Air Training Corps
Location: Cusco and Inca Trail, SE Peru
Date: August 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring,
Between 03 and 25 Aug 2018, 24 cadets and 8 staff from Sussex Wing ATC visited Peru thanks to the generous support of the Ulysses Trust. The trip was part of Sussex Wings RAF100 Celebrations and coupled with another similar sized trip to NASA in Houston was aimed at engaging cadets...

Towering Heights 2018

Unit: 31 (Tower Hamlets), 296 (Stoke Newington), 444 (Shoreditch), 338 (East Ham), 329 (Finsbury) Squadrons, Air Cadets.
Location: Lake District, Cumbria
Date: August 2018
Activities: Canoeing, Gliding, Hang Gliding, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Exploring, Other, Multi,
31 (Tower Hamlets) Squadron Air Cadets set a new precedent last year when it undertook Exercise Towering Heights 2017. This year, we wanted to come back with a bigger and better camp - and so we undertook Exercise Towering Heights 2018, to help our Cadets experience an amazing week of...

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...