Winning gold at the Cambrian Patrol

Posted on May 01, 2018


CCF contingents from Shrewsbury School and Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar have won gold medals after outstanding performances in one of the toughest and most challenging of all cadet competitions, the Cadet Cambrian Patrol.

Over 150 young people from across the UK signed up for the challenge in South Wales where they were expected to cover 25km on foot of unforgiving terrain followed by a march and shoot.

“Exercise Cadet Cambrian Patrol tested a wide range of areas across the whole of the cadet syllabus,” said Major Mark Teesdale RE, Officer Commanding of the Cadet Training Team with 160th Infantry Brigade & Headquarters Wales. “It’s one of the most intense exercises cadets can face and the experience will help to prepare them to overcome future challenges.”

During the exercise cadets were given tasks to test their skills in map reading, navigation, first aid, teamwork, leadership and field craft.

The competition is selective and places must be gained after a successful bid to the regional brigade for the honour of representing the region.

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Cadet Cambrian Patrol 2018