Tag Archives: ccf

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...

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...

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...

Summer Tiger 2017

Unit: Lord Wandsworth College CCF
Location: Vercors Region, France
Date: July 2017
Activities: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Cadets from Lord Wandsworth College CCF traveled to a small village called Autrans near Grenoble, France, to engage in a week of exciting Adventurous Training activities. The idea behind the expedition was to take part in challenging activities in a setting that is bigger and better than anything the UK...

Northern Jacobite Venturer 2017

Unit: Giggleswick School CCF
Location: Scotland
Date: March 2017
Activities: Trekking, Exploring
Four seasons in one week maintained the ambitions of Ex Northern Jacobite Venturer.  Temperatures of 20o C for the first few days gave way to wet and wintry by last day of the expedition. Our now annual Scottish exploit is in it’s 11th year and is successfully delivering all five phases...

Arctic Tundra Venture 2017 – Oldham Hulme Grammar School CCF

Unit: Oldham Hulme GS CCF
Location: Swedish Lapland - NE Sweden
Date: April 2017
Activities: Dog sledding, winter survival
As a CCF Adventurous Training Officer, and Winter Mountain Leader I felt privileged to be able to organise, and take a group of Cadets from the Oldham Hulme Combined Cadet Force on their expedition to NE Lapland in Arctic Sweden. The expedition was the culmination of 18 months...