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Field Day 2022

7 Jul 22

As is tradition, students took part in various activities during Field Day this year, with Year 7’s being treated to a day at Go Ape and Year 8’s visiting Colchester Zoo.  

Year 12 Sports leaders supported our Prep School Sports Day in various ways, while Year 9 upwards took part in various CCF Army, Navy and RAF activities. 

CCF Army field day, RAF Barnham training area ,Year 9, 10 and 12 Army CCF cadets  

The Army section deployed to RAF Barnham training area for our June 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 attempting to sneak up on the enemy (Y12 cadets) to gain information.  Friday saw the Y9’s work around four stands including: fire and movement, observation, urban assault drills and stalking while the Y10’s were practiced in conducting a section attack.  After some lunch and weapon cleaning there was a last battle involving laser quest weapons.  

CCF Royal Navy summer field day, Woodbridge airbase and surrounding areas, Year 9 to 13 Navy CCF cadets 

On Thursday night the CCF Royal Navy section went to the Woodbridge airbase for their summer field day.  The evening was spent amongst old disused buildings near the side of the runway where the cadets undertook a number of training exercises before embarking on a night exercise in a nearby woods.  With Apache helicopters flying around us and fantastic stars in the mid summers night sky, it was a night to remember.  After a few hours’ sleep, the following day all cadets undertook a training exercise on a field gun led by the CCF HQ area instructors.  With more helicopters and police firearms training taking place all around them there was plenty to see whilst they had their lunch.  They then either took part in canoeing on the River Deben or mountain biking in Tunstall forest before returning to school on Friday afternoon.    

       

RAF Field Day, RAF Honington Year 9, 10 and 12 RAF CCF cadets 

A visit to RAF Honington gave the cadets the opportunity to experience life on as RAF base,  They enjoyed visiting the armoury and testing out the different weapons mechanisms, plus a visit to 1 Sqn RAF Regiment in the morning meant cadets got to test out the vehicles/weapons used by the RAF Regiment in battle as well as the latest camouflage equipment.  After sampling lunch in the junior ranks mess the cadets got an insight into the way the RAF Police work as well as a competitive game of Bucket ball run by the RAF PTIs.  This was the first time cadets have had the chance to visit a base properly in over 6 years for various reasons, and it was certainly enjoyed and appreciated by all. 

Sports Leaders, Prep School Sports Day event, Year 12 students 

On Field Day the Year 12 Sports Leaders walked down to Woodbridge Prep School to support the children in their Sports Day. It was the Pre Prep in the morning where the Sports Leaders encouraged and helped the children with their running, jumping and throwing.  In the afternoon it was the turn of the Prep children.  The sports leaders helped out with all the field events and timed the running events.  It was a busy day and the Sports Leaders should be commended for their hard work and enthusiasm, which made a real impression on the Prep School children. 

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