CCF Easter Camps

Cadets from Junior Company who volunteered to participate in the annual Adventure Training Camp stayed at Moorhouse Farm on the Warcop Training Estate, from Friday 1st April 2011.

They participated enthusiastically in a number of activities and gave their all. After camping out for two nights the cadets climbed Helvellyn in the Lake District (which, at 950 metres, is the third highest peak in England). Over the next four days the cadets enjoyed kayaking and sailing, mountain biking, climbing and caving in excellent weather.

NCO Cadre at RAF Spadeadam

This year the NCO Cadre deployed to a new location for their Easter camp - RAF Spadeadam near Carlisle (famous for the development of the ‘Blue Streak’ missile system in the 1950s and 60s). This was a new area for the Corps and proved to be a real winner, not only with the cadets but staff too! Father Twist, who came up to say Mass, seemed suitably impressed after he was given a brief tour of the extensive training area. The cadre became increasingly demanding throughout the week, culminating in a 72 hour exercise out in the field. All cadets passed the cadre having put in an immense amount of effort on what was a demanding but enjoyable camp.