On Thursday 5 April, more than 80 youngsters from both the CCF and Army Cadet Force (ACF) gathered at Cwrt-y-Gollen Cadet Training Centre in Wales to take part in the national selection event for this year’s exchange,
The four-day event saw the cadets take part in a wide range of challenging activities. They were assessed and observed during a swimming test, hill walking exercise, rock climbing activity, kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding and during a personal interview.
The selection process culminated with the Canadian fitness test, before the exhausted but enthused cadets were able to head back to their homes throughout the UK.
The selection board then took all of the activities into account before determining the successful cadets. A total of 46 cadets were chosen with half from CCF Army sections.