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Telemark Cadet 2019

Unit: Oakham School CCF
Location: Telemark, Norway
Date: August 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
Mid-August 2019 saw many months of preparation finally become reality as nineteen Gold DofE cadets from Oakham School CCF headed to Telemark in southern Norway for their assessed expedition. After a short flight to Oslo they were collected by the advance party who had driven around from the UK before...

Northern Borders Venturer 19 2019

Unit: Morrison's Academy CCF
Location: Scotland, Borders (Peebles)
Date: October 2019
Activities: Other, Multi
As the first half of the Autumn term drew to a close, a group of twelve cadets and two of their adult volunteers from Morrison’s Academy CCF were preparing to head to the town of Peebles in the Scottish Borders, for a weekend of Adventurous Training. After a quick stop...

Venture Challenge 2019

Unit: Royal Air Force Air Cadets (Both ATC & CCF)
Location: Cyprus- Troodos Mountains and RAF Akotiri
Date: October 2019
Activities: Diving, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Exploring
34 cadets and 12 staff members from across the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and Air Training Corps (ATC) had the venture of a life time when they were selected to attend the new style Exercise Venture Challenge in Cyprus. Exercise Venture Challenge is a 10 day Camp based out in Cyprus....

Summer Tiger 2019

Unit: Lord Wandsworth College CCF
Location: France, Vercors region
Date: August 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
Cadets from Lord Wandsworth College CCF travelled to the small village of Autrans near Grenoble, France, to engage in a week of exciting Adventurous Training activities. The aim of the expedition was to take part in challenging activities in a setting that is bigger and better than anything the UK...

Trans Andes 2019

Unit: Budmouth College Combined Cadet Force
Location: Ecuador
Date: July 2019
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing,
In mid-July, a party of ten cadets from Budmouth College CCF departed for the High Andes and Amazon of Ecuador. The advice to ‘be ready for the unexpected’ was barely delivered before it became apparent that two packs had somehow gone missing in transit. Unfortunately, at 3000m with night time...

Jungle Warrior 2019

Unit: Sutton Valence School CCF
Location: Brunei and Malaysia
Date: July 2019
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
On 3rd July sixteen cadets and three staff left Heathrow for the experience of a lifetime – jungle warfare training with the Gurkhas, walking the Death March and making a lasting impression on a remote village in Malaysia. Our jungle experience started with learning how to survive – the essentials of...

Op Neptune Corfu 2019

Unit: Oundle School CCF
Location: Corfu, Mediteranean
Date: July 2019
Activities: Sailing
In the early hours of Saturday 29th June 14 members of Oundle School’s Royal Navy Cadet section flew to Corfu to join three 40ft yachts harboured at Gouvia Marina, on Corfu island. The Exercise, which aimed to train all the Cadets to the level of RYA Competent Crew had been...

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...