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Ex Baltic Pelican – Ardingly College CCF

Unit: Ardingly College CCF
Location: Sweden, Finland, Baltic Sea
Date: July 2017
Activities: Sailing
Exercise Baltic Pelican was the Summer Sailing Expedition for Ardingly College Combined Cadet Force (CCF) undertaken between the 16th and 22nd of July 2017. The Expedition sailed across the Baltic (hence the expedition name) from Stockholm in Sweden to Turku in Finland. There are no Pelicans in the Baltic but...

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 Transglobe 2015 – University of London OTC

Unit: University of London OTC
Location: Atlantic
Date: August 2015
Activities: Offshore sailing
In 2015, the Joint Services Adventure Sail Training Center (JSASTC), organised the “Exercise Transglobe”. This exercise is one with tremendous military tradition, which happens every five years. A group of UK forces personnel take parts on legs of a trans- global trip on the two 72ft yachts. I was...

Exercise Trident Ubique – 295 (Hampshire Yeomanry) Battery Royal Artillery

Unit: 295 (Hampshire Yeomanry) Bty RA
Location: Solent
Date: April 2015
Activities: Offshore sailing
295 (Hampshire Yeomanry) Battery Royal Artillery is one of the newest Batteries in the Royal Artillery that was raised September 2014 with a small cohort of ex regular soldiers and a great deal of enthusiasm. The first challenge is to recruit and build the team of Reservist soldiers, and offshore...

CCF RM 350 Adventure Sail Training 2014 – Cadet Angus Lapslie’s Account

Unit: Combined Cadet Force - Royal Navy / Marine (Cadets)
Location: UK & Norway
Date: March 2014
Activities: Offshore Sailing
Picture the scene. It is the middle of the night, and, just off the southwest coast of Scotland, a lone yacht is struggling through the waves. The wind is a steady Beaufort Force 7; in the United States, that is when the Coastguard issues a small craft warning; in Canada...