Based in the Brecon Beacons, the Cadet Cambrian Patrol is the premier cadet competition. Under the leadership of Poppy (W), eight Lower Sixth Form CCF pupils spent two days on the Patrol, testing their stamina, teamwork and knowledge in the field, along with CCF teams from across the UK.
The competition aims to test the cadets both physically and mentally on the skills they have learned in the CCF. Across a 26km route, the team undertook stands of observation, medical evacuation, defensive shooting, military knowledge, and section attacks.
They found themselves under extreme pressure to make quick decisions in realistic scenarios, often under fire by enemy soldiers.
Their performance was evaluated at each stand and the final score saw them awarded a well-earned silver medal.