Tag Archives: cadets

Scot-Paddle Loch Shiel 2018

Unit: Southern Area Sea Cadets – Paddlesport Team
Location: Scotland
Date: July 2018
Activities: Canoeing
Whilst canoeing up the sea loch towards Kinlochmoidart, the sun shone for a few moments; we were happy to have successfully completed the expedition, but also very sad it was over.  The moment of sunshine made the week of paddling in strong head winds to finish the last section of...

Summer Rock 2018

Unit: London Area Sea Cadets
Location: Snowdonia, UK
Date: July 2018
Activities: Other, Multi.
Summer Rock 2018 was a multi-activity training and adventure week delivered by the London Area Sea Cadets Adventure Training Team. The weeklong camp this year was based at the Capel Curig military training camp in North Wales. The event took 36 young people between the of 12-18 from across London into...

RAF 100 Namibia 2018

Unit: Wales and West Region Air Cadets
Location: Namibia, Africa
Date: July 2018
Activities: Other, Multi
9 Cadets and 5 Cadet Force Adult Volunteers from the Air Training Corps (ATC) have just returned from a three week trip to South Africa and Namibia. The team came from 6 Wings, representing 3 Regions of the ATC. The main purpose of the trip was to complete the Fish...

Golden Tarn II 2018

Unit: Thames Valley Wing Air Cadets
Location: Gorge Du Tarn, France
Date: July 2018
Activities: Canoeing
Thames Valley Air Cadets Golden Tarn II Expedition was a culmination of 12 months of planning and training for its 19 participants. The expedition to the Gorge Du Tarn, France carried 2 elements:
  • a challenging and ambitious unsupported and unaccompanied 100km canoeing venture for a group of Air Cadets who were...

Viking Shiburnia 2018

Unit: Sherborne School CCF
Location: Norway - Hardangar
Date: July 2018
Activities: Other, Multi.
Twenty personnel from Sherborne School CCF visited the stunning Hardanger region of Norway for a week of adventure training, culture and education to embrace the Nordic concept of friluftsliv – open-air living. We stayed in the village of Osa at the end of the 170Km long Hardangerfjord. Our guides were...

Yankee Stirling Venturer 2018

Unit: TS Stirling Sea Cadets, Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College CCF, Taurus Squadron DTUS
Location: USA, Massachusetts
Date: June 2018
Activities: Other, Multi
This expedition to the United States was a multi-unit project that used adventurous training, ceremonial, and multinational Cadet collaboration to drive social mobility. The lead unit was Training Ship Stirling of the Sea Cadet Corps. Based in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods of Birmingham eleven cadets took part. Five...

Snow Camp Venturer 2018

Unit: TS Stirling
Location: UK and Italy
Date: April 2018
Activities: Skiing
Snow Camp Venturer was a personal development exercise run by Training Ship Stirling of the Sea Cadet Corps together with the snow sport charity Snow Camp. It was a continuation of Exercise Snow Dome Venturer that ran in 2017 and involved 24 cadets learning to ski or snowboard at the...

Telemark Cadet 2017

Unit: Oakham School CCF
Location: Telemark, Norway
Date: August 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
On the 16th August 2017 nineteen cadets from Oakham School CCF set out on their journey to Norway to undertake their Gold DofE Expedition. After arrival at Oslo Airport they were collected by the advance party and then set course for the Telemark region of southern Norway, some three hours...

Northern Ventura Snow Peak 2018

Unit: Glasgow & Lanarkshire Battalion ACF
Location: France
Date: January 2018
Activities: Skiing
As 06.00am approached, the 30 cadets and 9 adults of Glasgow & Lanarkshire Battalion had been up and about for ages excited about what lay ahead. Some had skied before whilst others were complete novices. No matter what, there was not a thing that could have dampened their excitement for...

Simba’s Sun

Unit: Cumbria ACF
Location: Cyprus
Date: May 2017
Activities: Canoeing/Mountaineering, Rock Climbing/Trekking, Exploring/Other, Multi
Cumbria ACF is a leading youth training organisation based in the North-West of the England, delivering a programme of challenging military, adventurous and leadership training to young men and women aged from 12 to 17. In May 2017, we took 35 cadets (over 10% of our strength), eight adult volunteers...

Snow Dome Venturer 2017

Unit: TS Stirling SCC
Location: UK, Midlands
Date: September 2017
Activities: Skiing
From September 2017 until January 2018 cadets and adult volunteers from TS Stirling Sea Cadets in Birmingham took part in the charity Snow Camp’s ‘First Tracks’ and ‘Graduate’ programmes.  These are the first two of a three phase progressive snow sport programme run by the charity for disadvantaged young people. First...

Dragon Venturer Cadet Rock Yosemite 2017

Unit: Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training
Location: Yosmite National Park, USA
Date: August 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Wow, what a trip! I am sitting in the airport at San Francisco, waiting for the flight home, reflecting on the last two weeks. It is hard to know where to start. I could run through the ‘stats’ (everyone climbing between 50 & 60 pitches or 2500 to 3000m of...

Ardeche 17

Unit: Essex Wing Air Training Corps
Location: France, Rhone Alpes
Date: August 2017
Activities: Canoeing
In the corner of a quiet Essex pub, ‘three nods’ around the table meant we’d just agreed to run Essex Wing’s first ever overseas paddling expedition. A fantastic journey down the Ardèche River had begun … In the months that followed, routes were chosen, letters of intent sent and a staff team...

Mountain Storm 2017

Unit: Bristol and Gloucestershire wing units : 2146, (S E Bristol) 2002 (Kingswood), 2125 (North Bristol), 2152DF (Downend), 1245(Cirenceseter), 1329 (Stroud) and 649(Dursley)
Location: Canada
Date: July 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
The summer of 2017 saw Royal Air Force Air Cadets from the Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing take on the Canadian Rockies. The self-supported cadet expedition which was the result of two years of planning, fund raising and training was, led by Adult Sgt Edward Smart. It saw 19 cadets & staff...

HCS Carros de Foc 17

Unit: Hereford Cathedral School CCF
Location: Spanish Pyrenees
Date: July 2017
Activities: Whitewater rafting, canyoning, abseiling
On the 16th of July, after a difficult few weeks of exams and revision, we were all looking forward to an exciting trip, walking a section of the Carros de foc (or Chariots of Fire) which is part of the Aigüestortes mountain range, white water rafting and canyoning, abseiling down...

Channel Islands Challenge 2017

Unit: St Albans Sea Cadets, Hitchin Sea Cadet
Location: England
Date: July 2017
Activities: Sailing
The St Albans sea cadets had planned a sailing trip for 28 cadets and six staff to sail three 72 foot Challenger yachts across to the Channel Islands. This was to take place over six days. Commencing Tuesday 25th July after travelling to Portsmouth by coach, we arrived to meet the...

Dragon Ventura Ardeche – Ratcliffe College CCF

Unit: Ratcliffe College CCF
Location: Ardeche, France
Date: April 2014
Activities: Canoeing, kayaking
The unit set off from school with extremely excited cadets and eager parents, as they were potentially getting some respite. The travel to the Channel Tunnel was almost uneventful, barring the inevitable Dartfort Tunnel traffic.  During the first fuel stop a pool of pink fluid was under the mini bus...