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Operation Global Dragon – Devon & Somerset Wing, Plymouth & Cornwall Wing ATC

Unit: Devon & Somerset Wing, Plymouth & Cornwall Wing ATC
Location: South Africa
Date: October 2015
Activities: Trekking, kayaking, mountain biking, community activities
In October 2015, 20 Air cadets and 6 members of staff had the amazing opportunity to attend an 18 day expedition in South Africa. The cadets and staff were from several squadrons throughout Devon & Somerset wing and Plymouth & Cornwall wing. This is a report of our adventures during our time...

Ex Madagascar Blue – Cambridge University Officer Training Corps

Unit: Cambridge UOTC
Location: Madagascar
Date: September 2015
Activities: Trekking
Ex Madagascar Blue was a trekking expedition to the island of Madagascar. On the 29th of August nine Officer Cadets from the Cambridge University Officer Training Corps flew to Antananarivo to begin a three week expedition, taking in three of Madagascar’s National Parks and experiencing the landscape and culture of...

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 Northern Carpathian – Northumbria UOTC

Unit: Northumbria UOTC
Location: Romania (Carpathian Mountains, Brasov)
Date: July 2015
Activities: Trekking
Day 1 and 2 - Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 July 2015 It was a bright morning as students started to gather at the Keep from 0700 hours. Final administration of passport checks, personal insurance and EHIC’s were being carried out when it became apparent that one of the students expedition...

Ex Northern Kenyan Venturer – Army Cadet Force & Combined Cadet Force (Army)

Unit: ACF and CCF(Army)
Location: Kenya
Date: July 2014
Activities: Trekking
This expedition must rank as one of the most successful ever mounted by the Army Cadet Movement.  57 out of 58 participants, in two independent groups and 8 adults and 20 cadets, summited Point Lenana (4,985m) on Mt Kenya.  Also a local primary school was given a brand new classroom...