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Ex Golden Eagle One – 29 Norfolk & Suffolk Wing ATC Sqns

Unit: 29 Norfolk and Suffolk Wing ATC Sqns
Location: Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, Scotland
Date: October 2016
Activities: Hill walking, white water rafting, mountain biking, zip lining
During the last week of October 2016 65 Air Cadets and 23 members of staff from Norfolk & Suffolk Wing Air Training Corps mounted an Adventure Training expedition to Rothiemurchas Lodge, Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains overlooking Loch Morlich. The expedition provided life enhancing opportunities for young...

Moonlands 2016 – Budmouth College CCF

Unit: Budmouth College CCF
Location: Ladakh, Kashmir, India
Date: July 2016
Activities: White water rafting, trekking, mountain biking
The aim of our Moonlands venture was to foster leadership skills in our senior cadets through a programme of adventurous training for five weeks in the Ladakh region of the Tibetan Plateau. This is a unique area, long isolated by the high peaks, which still forbid land access for eight months...

Ex Shamrock Glacier – 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment

Unit: 2 R Irish
Location: France, Chamonix
Date: August 2016
Activities: Mountaineering, rock climbing, white water rafting, mountain biking
Report written by Lt NJW Richmond C Coy 2 R IRISH The aim of Joint Service Adventurous Training is set out as follows; “to promote, through the conduct of arduous outdoor activities with exposure to hardship and danger, the Army’s core values, leadership, teamwork and other qualities necessary to enhance the...

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 Dolomites – Leeds University Officers’ Training Corps

Unit: Leeds University Officers' Training Corps
Location: Italy - North East, Dolomites
Date: July 2014
Activities: Rock Climbing, Trekking
Leeds University Officers' Training Corps conducted an adventurous training expedition consisting of rock climbing and trekking in the Dolomites in Northern Italy. OCdt Victoria Carbutt takes up the story... Our first full day in Cortina d’Ampezzo consisted of an acclimatisation trek to Tonde de Cianderou from Camping Olympia (SH 1711m),...

Ex Swiss Adventure 2014 – 2530 (Uckfield) Sqn & 461 (Chichester) Sqn ATC

Unit: 2530 (Uckfield) Sqn & 461 (Chichester) Sqn ATC
Location: Swiss Alps (Interlaken and surrounds)
Date: July 2014
Activities: Mountaineering (Summer), Trekking, Ice Climbing, White Water Rafting
12 cadets and staff from 461 (Chichester) and 2530 (Uckfield) Sqn’s ATC have just returned from a 12 expedition to Switzerland, made possible from a year’s hard fund raising and planning, including lots of generous donations notably the Ulysses Trust and RAF Charitable Trust. The group took the decision to travel...

Exercise Northern Drakensberg Duke – 4 Lancs

Unit: 4 Lancs
Location: Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Date: March 2014
Activities: Trekking, white water rafting, caving
Exercise Drakensberg Duke set off from Battalion HQ early on a Saturday morning to travel by coach to London Heathrow for a night flight to South Africa. In total there were twenty people ranging from the newest Kingsman all the way to the Commanding Officer, Lt Col Jonny Lighten. Ex...