Bredon CCF Contingent is in the top 1% of UK Army and CCF Cadets

Posted: 27th June 2023

Bredon School Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) is proud to announce that a team of eight cadets has accomplished a remarkable feat by earning the Bronze Award at the esteemed Cambrian Patrol, held in the historic Brecon Beacons from May 19th to 21st, 2023. The Cambrian Patrol, renowned as a challenging cadet exercise, puts participants’ physical and mental stamina to the test while evaluating the skills they have acquired. With teams from across the United Kingdom participating and vying against each other, this achievement highlights the exceptional capabilities of Bredon School’s cadets.

Out of an impressive pool of approximately 70,000 Army and CCF (Combined Cadet Force) Cadets, only 152 individuals were handpicked to partake in the Cambrian Patrol. Bredon School Cadets embraced this unique opportunity, arriving at the Sennybridge Training Area on Friday evening, eagerly awaiting their orders for the weekend’s demanding challenges.

On Saturday 19th May 2023, the Bredon Cadets embarked on a rigorous patrol spanning a 26-kilometer route across the area, punctuated by several checkpoints. At these points, the team was required to showcase their observational skills, perform a medical evacuation out of a simulated minefield, engage in advance-to-contact exercises, demonstrate military knowledge, and execute Section Attacks. Undeterred by the physical demands and mental pressure, the cadets exhibited exceptional composure, resilience, and teamwork throughout the arduous day.

As dusk settled, the team set up their own Harbour area, meticulously attending to routine tasks such as nourishment, personal and equipment hygiene, and maintaining vigilant watch over the surroundings for safety. Enduring a night in the field, the cadets embarked on the final leg of their journey, proceeding to another oat of the training area to perform an advance to contact and engaged in a challenging fire fight. The cumulative scores from all components were collected and calculated, ultimately leading to Bredon School Cadets being bestowed with the prestigious Bronze Award.

The attainment of the Bronze Award at the Cambrian Patrol is a testament to the unwavering dedication, resolute spirit, and exceptional training exhibited by the Bredon School Cadets. Their performance not only showcases their proficiency in vital military skills but also reflects the school’s commitment to fostering leadership, discipline, and personal growth among its students.

2Lt Eaton, CCF Contingent Commander expressed her immense pride in the cadets’ achievements, stating, “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Bredon School Cadets for their outstanding performance and their remarkable representation of our institution at the Cambrian Patrol. This accolade is a true testament to their hard work, determination, and the guidance provided by their dedicated staff instructors. We are incredibly proud of their accomplishments – Be Bredon. Be UBIQUE!”

Bredon School remains steadfast in its commitment to nurturing the talents and potential of its cadets, empowering them with the skills and qualities needed to thrive in any endeavor they undertake. The achievement at the Cambrian Patrol serves as a resounding example of Bredon School’s commitment to excellence in cadet training and development.

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