Tag Archives: ccf

Northern Jacobite Venturer 2019

Unit: Giggleswick School CCF
Location: Scotland, Lochaber
Date: April 2019
Activities: Other, Multi.
Our now annual Scottish exploit is in its 12th year and is successfully delivering all five phases of a Cadet’s five year development plan. Our long serving local instructors now have an expectation of great training weather and this year lived up to reputation with rain, wind, snow, sub-zero campsites...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Viking Trail 2018

Unit: Loretto School CCF
Location: Norway
Date: July 2018
Activities: Canoeing
Introduction The bags hadn't turned up at Kristiansand airport on our arrival in Norway; 16 rucksacks out of 20 were missing and cadets Maddy and Freddie, amongst others, were wondering how they would manage the expedition hill walking and canoeing without their kit! Evje, our base camp for 24hrs would give...

Dolomite Cadet 2018

Unit: Oakham School CCF
Location: Dolomites, Northern Italy
Date: August 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring,
Tuesday 14th August 2018 saw eleven Cadets and three staff from Oakham School CCF depart for the Dolomites in Northern Italy. To add to the adventure, we had decided to get the train out so after a rapid Eurostar journey and a few hours in Paris, we boarded the nightly...

London Neptune 2018

Unit: City of London School
Location: Corfu Greece
Date: August 2018
Activities: Sailing
CCF RN Fifteen CCF cadets, eleven boys from City of London School and four City of London Girls School, along with six Cadet Force Adult Volunteers arrived at Gouvia Marina on the 15th August 2018. We arrived there following a short 8km drive North from Corfu airport, where we were...

Moonlands Expedition 2018

Unit: Budmouth College CCF
Location: Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Date: July 2018
Activities: Other, Mult.
Expedition Name: Moonlands Expedition 2018 Budmouth College Cadets annually participate in a month-long expedition based around adventurous training but specifically designed to develop leadership in our future NCOs. In July a group of twelve departed for the Tibetan Plateau of Eastern Kashmir adjacent to the border with China. The surprises of expedition...

Olaf Ski Challenge 2018

Unit: Pate's Grammar School CCF
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: February 2018
Activities: Skiing
After a weary start in the early morning of the 10 February, our small hoard of skiers set off for a relaxed day of travel firstly to Birmingham Airport, on to Stuttgart and then to our destination at the lovely and cosy Haus Am Brunnenbach. On the way through the...

Scottish Trail Endeavour 2018

Unit: The King's School CCF
Location: Scotland, 7Staines Mountain Bike Trail
Date: August 2018
Activities: Mountain Biking
The Summer Mountain biking expedition is one of the highlights of our cadet calendar and it is a key foundation of cadet development. The Team picks its self with volunteers wanting to take on the ardouous challenge set by the Scottish 7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails. Having completed an Intermediate course...

Channel Pelican 2018

Unit: Ardingly College CCF
Location: United Kingdom
Date: July 2018
Activities: Sailing
Exercise Channel Pelican was the Summer Sailing Expedition for Ardingly College Combined Cadet Force (CCF) undertaken between the 5th and 11th of July 2018. The Expedition sailed across the Channel (hence the expedition name) from Southampton visited the Channel Islands and France and then returned to Poole. Exercise Channel Pelican was lead...

Tall Ships Offshore Sailing Exped. 2018

Unit: Selly Oak RN Section (KES CCF)
Location: UK, South Coast
Date: June 2018
Activities: Sailing
On 18th June nine excited CCF Navy Cadets set off from land locked Birmingham and travelled to Portsmouth to join the Challenger 3 yacht as crew on a Tall Ships Expedition. After a brief tour of the yacht, the Cadets were surprised at how compact everything was, we stowed our...

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...

Dragon Ventura Ardeche 2018

Unit: Ratcliffe College CCF
Location: River Ardeche - S France Vallon Pont Darc
Date: April 2018
Activities: Canoeing
I arrived at Ratcliffe on the Saturday 7th April excited about the prospect of traveling down to the South of France to take part in my very first Easter Adventure Training camp. After loading all the equipment and Lt Col Balmbra giving us all a safety briefing we set off....

Northern Jacobite Venturer

Unit: Giggleswick School CCF
Location: Scotland, Lochaber
Date: March 2018
Activities: Trekking, Exploring,
Our now annual Scottish exploit is in its 12th year and is successfully delivering all five phases of a cadet’s five year development plan.  Our long serving local instructors now have an expectation of great training weather and this year lived up to the reputation with rain, wind, snow, sub...

Canford Norwegian Venturer Tiger 2018

Unit: Canford School CCF
Location: Norway (Hardangervidda)
Date: February 2018
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 cadets, a fifth of our year 10s aged 14...

Oswestrian Snowy Dragon

Unit: Oswestry School CCF
Location: Scotland - Cairngorms and Lochaber
Date: February 2018
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Six Cadets, aged 15 to 17, and two Instructors attended a winter exercise centered around the Cairngorms National Park during February 2018 with the aim of introducing some to the challenges of travelling in the winter mountain environment for the first time and others to extend their existing experience to...