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Ex Transglobe 2016 – Headquarters Air Cadets

Unit: HQAC
Location: Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, USA. Canada
Date: May 2016
Activities: Sailing
Completion of Leg 13, sailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia into Gosport, Hampshire saw the conclusion of the round-the-world joint service Exercise Transglobe expedition in mid-August 2016. With the voyage having set out from the south coast of England in June 2015 it was with a great deal of pride and enthusiasm...

Ex Cockney Paddler – 135 Geo Sqn RE

Unit: 135 Geo Sqn RE
Location: Canada, Ottawa
Date: May 2016
Activities: Canoeing
Exercise COCKNEY PADDLER 16 saw 14 personnel from 135 Geographic Squadron, 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic), deploy to Canada to kayak the Rideau Canal. The aims of this adventurous training expedition were to introduce squadron personnel to kayaking and refresh previous kayaking skills leading to the award of the K2F qualification...

Ex Yukon Adventure – Sussex Wing ATC

Unit: Sussex Wing ATC
Location: Yukon, Canada
Date: August 2016
Activities: Canoeing
Between the 10th and 25th August 2016 eight cadets and four staff embarked on a Sussex Air Cadets led expedition deep into the Yukon Territory of Canada. The main thrust of the trip was a 369km self-sufficient paddle in Open Canoes from the maintenance camp on Quiet Lake to a...

Ex Northern Backcountry Sapper – 39 Engineer Regiment + 71 Engineer Regiment

Unit: 39 Engineer Regiment, 71 Engineer Regiment
Location: Banff National Park, Canada
Date: March 2016
Activities: Skiing
Potential candidates were warned from the start that Ex BACKCOUNTRY SAPPER 16 was to be an Adventurous Training expedition unlike any other.  ‘This will not be a jolly.’ the email read and whilst that may have been enough to put many others off, it only appealed to me further.  Headed...

Ex Tartan Orca – Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron

Location: Canada, Vancouver Island
Date: July 2015
Activities: Sea kayaking
On the 16th July 2015, 12 Officer Cadets embarked on their most adventurous expedition to date. The group was made up of students from Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron (UGSAS) and East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron (ESUAS).  Along with their two staff members, the two sister squadrons...

Expedition Red Maple Leaf 2015 – 1955 (City of Wells) Sqn ATC

Unit: 1955 City of Wells Sqn
Location: Canada
Date: August 2015
Activities: Canoeing, Trekking
On Tuesday 18th August 2015, 15 bright eyed and bushy tailed British Air Cadets from 1955 City of Wells Sqn set of on an adventure of a life time to Ontario Canada, flying into Toronto international Airport. We arrived at rush hour and our convoy wound its way around various...

Ex Rolling Eagle – Exeter University Officer Training Corps

Unit: Exeter UOTC
Location: North America, Canada
Date: September 2015
Activities: Cycling
Exercise Rolling Eagle saw a team of three officer cadets from Exeter University Officer Training Corps embark upon a trans-continental cycling challenge, crossing North America from Seattle, Washington, to New York City. The expedition aimed to improve the organisational, planning and leadership skills of those involved, in addition to presenting...

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...

Ex Canpaddy Finn 2014 – Regional Training Centre (NI)

Unit: 2 Royal Irish;152 TPT REG RLC; 32 Signal Regt; 5 RMP 243 Pro Company
Location: Canada
Date: July 2014
Activities: Multi-activity
A group of 10 staff and instructors from the Regional Training Centre, Northern Ireland (RTC(NI) recently took part in Ex CANPADDY FINN - a 14 day exercise based at Trails End Camp (TEC) in the Canadian Rockies. The group included staff members from the Royal Irish, RLC, Royal Signals and...

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...