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CCF Field Day for Army, Navy and RAF 

14 Oct 22

Our CCF Field Day took place last week, from Thursday 6 to Friday 7 October, with Army, Navy and RAF cadets taking part.  

Army – Thetford training area, Year 10 to 13 cadets  

The Army section deployed to Thetford training area for our October overnight exercise.  After setting up their bashas and cooking their ration packed dinners the cadets took part in a night exercise working as small patrols to find various locations where there was a different task to undertake at each.  Once complete a beautiful night’s under bashas followed.  Friday saw the cadets work around five stands, including a deliberate attack, observation, patrol contact drills and stalking.    

Navy – Portsmouth, Year 10 to 13 cadets  

Last Thursday evening the Royal Navy cadets from Year 10 and above set off in minibuses to Portsmouth.  After a night sleeping on the sail and motor yachts afloat, training commenced on Friday morning.   Mr Bradshaw took the sailors to Cowes in the CCF Hallberg Rassy 49.  The blustery conditions and plenty of shipping traffic made for an exhilarating and interesting sail.  The other cadets embarked on the Swan motor yachts and undertook a number of navigational and manoeuvring exercises in the shelter of Portsmouth harbour.  All returned safely to Woodbridge on Friday evening with plenty of tales to tell of a great 24 hours afloat.   

Navy – Alton Water, Year 9 cadets  

With all that fresh air, fun and a chance to improve their skills, the Year 9 Royal Navy cadets had a fantastic day at Alton Water, sailing, windsurfing and paddle-boarding.  The day was brought to a close with a raft-building competition, won by a girls’ team happy to leave the boys submerged and bedraggled in their wake.  

RAF – Stanta, Years 10 to 13 cadets  

RAF cadets enjoyed a jampacked field day at Stanta training area last week.  After some preparation for the night exercise and some lessons on cooking in the field, crawling and how to apply cam cream- cadets got into teams and took part in the glow stick challenge.  The aim was to get as many glowsticks (ammunition) as possible and crack the code – it was made all the more  difficult as the NCO’s and staff played the enemy so stealth was key here!  After some sleep cadets engaged on the day activities and enjoyed lessons on patrolling, paintballing and stalking- well done to all!    


Year 9 RAF and Army cadets – Duxford  

Year 9 RAF cadets had the opportunity to visit all the exhibits, ranging from the Royal Anglian Museum, our Parent Regiment, through to the American Hangar with an aeroplane signed by Elvis during his training days!  Lots to see and find out about (we even go the chance to walk through Concorde) and we were spoiled by planes practicing for the air show at the weekend.     


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