Tag Archives: cadets

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...