Cadets have had a bumper start to 2015 with over 25 Year 8 girls coming to initial taster sessions. They were enthusiastically taught all about camouflage by the older cadets, who relished the opportunity to exercise their leadership skills. Link teacher Mrs Dawson was very pleased with the girls 'get stuck in' attitude and how well they integrated with the other potential new recruits.
The success continued when a group of hardy cadets from both the RAF and Army sections of the CCF head out for a 24 patrol event across the unforgiving terrain of Sennybridge Army Camp, deep in the Brecon Beacons in South Wales.
With vivid memories of the torrential rain on this event last year and the night navigation which certainly tested our cadets' inner resolve, this year was a pleasant surprise on the weather front. The tasks were still demanding though; section battle drills, map and compass and weapons stands all needed to be tackled. Our girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and even the morning of cleaning weapons afterwards did not dampen their spirits.
They were delighted to share the Army Camp at Capel Curig with over 100 female soldiers competing for places on a 5 person team which will be the first all-female Army team to tackle Antarctica.