Into the Forest

On a sunny but very cold Saturday morning cadets from the current Leading Class attended a practical Navigation lesson in the wilds of Epping Forest.

The practical training is designed to reinforce and emphasie the previous classroom training in this essential skill and is the foundation of all subsequent map reading at Crowborough and the Wild Country areas of the UK that the cadets will experience over the next year.

Another two sessions will follow, hopefully with the same weather pattern over the area!

The photos shows the cadets orientating their maps before starting and then Cdts Fox, Plent, Cpl James and Gachette considering their position in the middle of the forest where a compass is vital!