CCF Fieldcraft Training – Ex Crowborough Crusader
A platoon of Fourth Year cadets from the Army Section, under the leadership of their Sixth Form NCOs, deployed to Pippingford Park training areas in East Sussex last Friday for a demanding exercise in field craft and tactics. The morning saw the cadets trained, practised and assessed in section battle drills: each section completed four increasingly-slick attacks on enemy positions as cadets began to appreciate their roles in their sections and fire-teams and their NCOs mastered command and control. In the afternoon, the cadets made their way over a perilous river crossing to their second phase – ambushes. Lt Tyldesley and Capt Wilkinson rehearsed the sections before the corporals led them in a daring river-bank ambush on some hapless foes. Both phases of the day were assessed as part of the cadets’ “Army Proficiency Certificate: Special to Arm Infantry”. All cadets passed the test, but particular congratulations should go to the following who were awarded Merits: Cdt Ben Van As, Cdt Alex Auletta, Cdt Toby Wyner and Cdt Max Fogelman. In the senior years, Cpl Jack Palmer and LCpl Freddie Hull also particularly impressed staff with their leadership in the field.
Lt Mathew Owen