The RN Section engaged in a communications exercise using Morse Code, and tackled a challenging chart navigation task. Cadets carried out both exercises, showcasing their skills with speed, and accuracy, with our Reviewing Officer most impressed that RN Cadets today still learn this form of communication. They then moved to the Field Gun activity where they assembled and raced a replica field gun over frosty ground, with speed and agility.
The Army Section Senior Cadets took part in a blank firing activity, tasked with rescuing a downed pilot, applying battlefield first aid and extracting under contact. Later, the group took part in competitive stands involving a brain tingling planning exercise, and Navigation and First Aid Triage stands.
Junior Army Section cadets took part in a round robin of stands including Cadet GP 5.56mm rifle lessons; an introduction to the 23m indoor firing range and range procedures, building up a good fire position, from which they fired their first 5 round ‘group and zero’ shoot. Concurrently Cadets were put through their design paces, building the tallest tower out of MTA pass kit, that could hold a full cup of water.