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January 27th 2015

CADETS FROM THE KING’S SCHOOL COMBINED CADET FORCE COMPLETE FIRST EXERCISE OF 2015

Cadets from the King’s School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in Grantham have set off on their first exercise of 2015.

The exercise, which took place as part of the Army and RAF section CCF, aimed to inspire Cadets, challenge their limits, grow their abilities and unlock their talents.

Organised by the Contingent Commander and School Staff Instructor (SSI) Shane Pulfrey, the plan for the exercise was four fold. To increase the Cadet’s fitness levels. To develop shooting skills ready for Exercise Combat Cadet run by 49 Brigade. To develop their team working abilities by incorporating action and adventure by use of the Army’s Confidence Course, and finally to choose a shooting team to train and develop for the summer competitions.

The 25 meter Range was run by Lieutenant P Dunlop, and assisted by Flight Lieutenant C Barton. Every Cadet was given a chance to target shoot, some for the first time, and after receiving coaching on holding and aiming, some very good scores where achieved, meaning competition between the Cadets was extremely high.

Prior to collating the shooting results, SSI Pulfrey said: “I am going to have a difficult time picking the shooting teams; we clearly have some Cadets with excellent skills.”

The Confidence course was run by Captain Peter Brister, where Cadets trained on some difficult and challenging obstacles but all achieved well.