CCF Annual Camp

    25 July

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    Find out what the CCF got up to at camp – watch their video here

    Campbell College CCF have returned from annual camp at Nesscliffe in Shropshire. Nesscliffe is a central camp run by 11 Signal Brigade CTT with support from the Army Reserve. 47 pupils attended including; 41 Campbell boys and 6 Bloomfield girls, who are part of the cadet expansion programme.

    Camp started on 1st July with a relaxed day of personal development training, the cadets enjoyed laser tag, climbing and watermanship. They then donned their uniform for a live firing range day, a combat skills day and a day of military skills which included: section battle drills, reaction to contact drills, observation stands and an introduction to the new cadet radio system.  The cadets then visited Campbell College CCF sponsor unit- 1 Royal Irish, who have just returned from a deployment in Afghanistan. They put on an interesting programme at Ternhill, where they are based. The programme included: introduction to heavy weapons, vehicles currently used by the Battalion and a display by the Pipes and Drums.

    The successful camp concluded on 8th July with the presentation of the coveted Champion Contingent to Campbell College. Furthermore, Travis Madden, Archie Nield and John Gildea were placed first, second and third in the small-bore shooting competition day. Campbell College CCF also won the inter-Contingent DCCT shoot, Observation stand and the mixed tug of war competition.

    Well done Cadets!

    Sepcial thanks to Old Campbellian's Nick Morton for the fantastic footage and Andrew Gildea for release details.