Army Cadets On Fieldcraft Weekend At Broubster
31st May 2006
Caithness Army Cadet Force held a fieldcraft exercise weekend at Broubster Forest near Reay as the culmination of the Company's training before annual camp. Activities included living in the field, camouflage, observation, tactical movement and patrolling.
The cadets had an enjoyable, sunny and extremely wet time; but the skills learnt and equipment issued kept them warm and dry most of the time.
This years camp will be at Strensall In Yorkshire from 1st to 14th July.
Anyone interested in joining the Army Cadet Force from the age of 12 should go along to the Army Cadet hall in Thurso on Tuesday nights, and Wick and Castletown on Wednesday nights. All start at 7.00pm.
Halkirk Detachment of the Army Cadet force re-opens its doors at 7 PM on Wednesday 29th November, and for Wednesday evenings after that, bar the Christmas holidays. Boys and girls of 12 to 18 are invited to come along and see what it is all about.
We have in our archive a few older photographs of the Army Cadet Force in Caithness. First is linked above.
The spring is always a busy time for the Army Cadets. During the run up to their summer camp they take part in events as varied as shooting matches, sports meetings, D of E expeditions and cadet skills competitions.
The photographs show C/Sgt Macdonald, Sgt Perry, Cpl Sutherland and L/Cpl Napier. They are seen at Forsinain climbing up through the forest towards the county march, on the third day of their Duke of Edinburgh gold award expedition..
Another successful summer camp was attended by members of the Caithness Army Cadet Force at Altcar near Liverpool. The young folk were accompanied by adult leaders from Caithness.
The army Cadets carried out a map reading weekend on the 14th and 15th January. All the Cadets worked hard, and found some of the problems not only of navigating, but also simply moving, at night.