Crowborough Exercise

Over the weekend of 25 – 27 March the Squadron deployed to Crowborough Training Camp in Sussex for Recruit and Field Training. The Field Training Course was run by Fg Off Jason Reuben and CI Rob Fothergill with two phases running at the same time with the cadet learning to live under basic shelters (bashas) and carry out patrols and taskings whilst acting tactically. The challenging environment was enlivened by a night of rain on Saturday which the OC especially enjoyed with a leak in his basha at 0500! The exercise finsihed off with the customary march/run back to the camp over Ashdown Forest.

Meanwhile the cadets who joined the Sqn in October where undergoing recruit training, with Drill, Basic Field Training, a strecher race, completing the camp obstacle course, a night exercise and bridge crossing and steeplechase on the Sunday, as well as two runs starting at 0600 each day, with the cadets earning their Sqn “Black Witch” flash to be worn on their CS95 clothing. The photos show cadets on the obstacle course, field training briefing at 0700, cadets enjoying their rations, on the march over Ashdown Forest and Phase 1 awaitng inspection on the Sunday morning.