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Woodbridge Takes Third Place in Exercise Combat Cadet

20 Mar 17

Woodbridge pupils came third overall in Exercise Combat Cadet over the weekend.  We were able to win a Gold Medal and the Best CCF trophy in addition.

Exercise Combat Cadet is the annual competition held by 7 Infantry Brigade (aka The Desert Rats) allowing 20 teams (of 9 cadets) from all over their area of responsibility, which includes roughly 7,500 cadets from both CCFs in schools and ACFs from each of the nine counties, to compete over two days. The aim is to pit the best cadets from each school or detachment against one another in a number of areas. This year the focus was on TIBUA (Tactics In a Built Up Area) and involved operating in an urban environment.  Our cadets had to respond to a range of scenarios, including casualty evacuations, First Aid, section attacks, defensive operations and house and street clearance.  They also fired live rounds in two target based challenges.

This means we have now come 3rd, 1st, 3rd over the last three years which demonstrates the continued excellence of our cadets and Army section, especially when compared nationally.  Much of our success this year was down to our Section Commander, C/Sgt Ben Kilburn, who continued the tradition of superb leadership and tactical understanding that our previous commanders have shown.

C/Sgt Ben Kilburn

CSM Tom Innes

Sgt Ben Spence

Cpl Will Pilkington

Cpl Tom Lomas

Cpl Will Clarke

Cpl Alfie Agar

Cpl James Barrell

L/Cpl Harry Hobday


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