Tag Archives: kayaking

Ex Cockney Paddler – 135 Geo Sqn RE

Unit: 135 Geo Sqn RE
Location: Canada, Ottawa
Date: May 2016
Activities: Canoeing
Exercise COCKNEY PADDLER 16 saw 14 personnel from 135 Geographic Squadron, 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic), deploy to Canada to kayak the Rideau Canal. The aims of this adventurous training expedition were to introduce squadron personnel to kayaking and refresh previous kayaking skills leading to the award of the K2F qualification...

Ex Itchy Foot 2016 – Essex Army Cadet Force

Unit: Essex Army Cadet Force
Location: Peak District
Date: May 2016
Activities: Canoeing, Caving, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Trekking
On Sat 28th May 2016, 42 members of Essex Army Cadet Force met at Chelmsford Army Reserve Centre to embark on the celebratory twenty first Exercise Itchyfoot. From an idea born by Lt. Col. I. Coffin, this seven day Adventurous Training exercise has grown and developed into a leading event...

Ex KwaZulu-Natal Venturer – ACF and CCF (Army)

Unit: ACF & CCF (Army)
Location: South Africa
Date: July 2016
Activities: Trekking
This ambitious, adventurous and demanding expedition is one of the most successful mounted by the Army Cadet movement following two years of planning.  It comprised of two independent groups sub-divided into the three AT activity teams – the Tugela River descent and the Drackensberg and Zulu Trail treks.  The ethos...

Pyrenees Adventure 2015 – Cumbria and Lancashire Wing ATC

Unit: Cumbria and Lancashire Wing ATC
Location: Spain, Central Pyrenees, Benasque Valley
Date: August 2015
Activities: Trekking, kayaking, white water rafting
The overall aim of this overseas expedition was not only to teach the Cadets and Staff about adventurous training but also to teach them life skills in adapting to change within a new environment, teamwork and leadership. The Cadets were aged between 15 and 18 and both Cadets and Staff...

Ex Bavarian Wanderer II – Tayforth UOTC

Unit: Tayforth Universities Officer Training Corps
Location: Bavarian Alps
Date: August 2014
Activities: kayaking, rock climbing, hill walking, mountain biking, white water rafting
Exercise Bavarian Wanderer II was an extremely successful level 3 Adventure Training exercise in the spectacular Bavarian Alps, for forty personnel from Tayforth UOTC. The aim of the exercise was to build on training which the Officer Cadets taking part in the exercise had received over the course of the...

Ex Northern Venturer Jebel-Tarik 2014 – Calday Grange Grammar School CCF

Unit: Calday Grange Grammar School CCF
Location: Gibraltar
Date: October 2014
Activities: Dinghy sailing, canoeing, kayaking, powerboating and water-skiing.
Between 24 and 31 October 2014, nineteen Royal Navy CCF cadets (12 male and 7 female) and three staff members from Calday Grange Grammar School (Wirral, Merseyside) travelled to Gibraltar for an adventure training expedition. The chosen expedition name, as above, is as a result of an MOD requirement that all cadet...

Vietnam Venturer 2014 – 2391 (Parkstone) Squadron ATC

Unit: 2391 (Parkstone) Squadron ATC
Location: Vietnam
Date: October 2014
Activities: Mountain climbing, hiking, canoeing, cycling, rock climbing
When initial planning for this expedition started the aim was to provide cadets with the environment to develop personal and team skills and to take them out of their “comfort zone”. With the emphasis being on Adventure Training one of the goals would be the reaching the top of Mount...

Ex Canpaddy Finn 2014 – Regional Training Centre (NI)

Unit: 2 Royal Irish;152 TPT REG RLC; 32 Signal Regt; 5 RMP 243 Pro Company
Location: Canada
Date: July 2014
Activities: Multi-activity
A group of 10 staff and instructors from the Regional Training Centre, Northern Ireland (RTC(NI) recently took part in Ex CANPADDY FINN - a 14 day exercise based at Trails End Camp (TEC) in the Canadian Rockies. The group included staff members from the Royal Irish, RLC, Royal Signals and...

Ex Acorn Adventure 2014 – 218 (Rotherham) Squadron Air Training Corps

Unit: 218 (Rotherham) Squadron ATC
Location: Ardres, France
Date: July 2014
Activities: Multi-activity
At 5am on 22nd July, 45 people met in a quiet street in Rotherham. Their common aim was to experience a range of outdoor adventurous activities. A coach arrived, with fake leather bright orange seats and a driver named Tristan. The journey was to begin which would lead to the...

Exercise Cadet Paddle 2014 – Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training

Unit: Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training
Location: Loire Region, France
Date: May 2014
Activities: Canoeing, kayaking
It had been two years since CCAT had organised an overseas canoeing expedition.  In the preceding years we had dipped our toes in a few areas in Europe, the Pyrenees 2011 and Brianćon 2012 and whilst both were moderately successful neither area had been able to offer a broad range...

Essex Army Cadets take on the Rock

Unit: Essex Army Cadet Force
Location: Gibraltar
Date: April 2014
Activities: Caving, kayaking, rock climbing
As everybody celebrated Easter, C Company Essex Army Cadet Force commenced Exercise Dragon Venturer in Gibraltar. For 310 years Gibraltar has faced many challenges as our British Overseas Territory and for one week 40 Army Cadets and 14 instructors faced many of their own. The trip offered the cadets so much...

1423 – ‘Welsh Dragon – Gold’ – Elan Valley, Mid Wales

Unit: 82 (Wandsworth) SQN ATC
Location: Elan Valley, Wales
Date: April 2013
Activities: Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition
In April 2013, 24 Cadets and Staff from 82 (Wandsworth) Squadron and several other Squadrons in London Wing ATC, travelled to the Elan Valley in Wales, to undertake the Expedition Section of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Two teams completed their Expeditions and a group of younger cadets completed a...