The contingent started off the Easter break with the military skills team competing against Cadets forces from the South East. Cranleigh finished mid table which was respectable, coming first on the air rifle stand. well done to RSM Sheikh for his leadership.
Cadets then went straight onto a self-run camp at Crowborough camp. Activities included weapon training, an overnight camp in local woods under shelters taking part in survival training, axe throwing, a blank firing exercise and zombie hunt using bow and arrows. Cadets enjoyed running over the obstacle course and the Royal Army Medical Corps came to us to teach first aid with a very realistic scenario which tested their medical and leadership skills.
Summer term means full bore shooting; this started with the OCs coming in to help with some training followed by a shoot at Bisley ranges. This helped the Cadets prepare for the 11 Brigade Target Rifle competition where some very good shooting from all saw us come third in the South East.
Throughout the year the Cadets have been competing for the Inter Platoon trophy, donated by the local Royal British Legion. Congratulations Sgt Long and 2 Platoon – this year’s winners by a long way.
Six Cadets and Mrs T travelled to the Army Parachute Association to take part in the static line parachuting course. All preformed well and jumped from 3,500 ft controlling their parachutes to a safe landing.
Cranleigh School is a target Sprint hub and we hosted the National series on the Lowers. Athletes and teams arrived from all over the Country to compete. Cranleigh picked up silver and bronze in the U21 and silver in the over 21’s Grand Prix series. We also achieved bronze and silver in the National Junior Men, gold in the Men, gold in the Masters Women and a clean sweep, gold, silver and bronze in the Masters Men.
We look forward to the Annual Target Rifle match against the OCs at Bisley and Bisley Schools.