The CCF Army Section has been particularly busy this first half of term. Aside from our regular Friday after school training, we have taken part in the Brigade Skill at Arms Meeting at Kingsbury Ranges and the Brigade Military Skills Weekend at Swynnerton.
At Kingsbury Ranges our cadets had the opportunity to fire live 5.56mm rounds at 100 metres using the L98A2 Cadet General Purpose Rifle, as well as firing the BSA Scorpion Cadet .177 Air Rifle. They also had their first go at laser clay shooting and at working in the Range butts. Our cadets did well in applying the marksmanship principles and our aim is to continue to develop this skill of marksmanship with a view to entering future Brigade Competitions. Watch this space!
At Swynnerton we took part in the Brigade Military Skills Weekend. Arriving late on Friday night, the cadets were subjected to a thorough kit inspection before sleeping in a bunker and then waking up early to complete a rotation of military stands that ranged from navigation to anti-ambush drills, from a ‘gun run’ to casualty evacuation under fire, from radio decoding to complex first aid scenarios. The cadets excelled and certainly enjoyed their ration pack in the Harbour Area at the end of the day. With an early start the next morning and fuelled by more rations, the cadets then completed the Orienteering and Air Rifle competitions, storming through to win the Brigade Orienteering Trophy. Well done to everyone involved.
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