St James CCF
May 10, 2024

St James CCF

Approximately 50 cadets and staff from St James CCF attended a weekend training camp on a military training area at Bramley in Hampshire on the weekend of Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May.

The training camp was conducted in two sections. Years 9 and 10 cadets carried out a series of training exercises and scenarios, with a focus on teamwork, communication and leadership, throughout the weekend.

Separately, a group of senior cadets in Years 11 to 13 along with two staff members completed a 40 kilometre walk on both Saturday and Sunday in preparation for participation in the annual four-day Nijmegen Marches which are to take place in the Netherlands in July this year. Setting off no later than 5.00am on both days they were able to complete the training walks and then, after tending to some very sore feet, assist staff in delivering training to the Years 9 and 10 cadets.

Over 45,000 people from more than 70 nationalities take part in the Nijmegen Marches each year. The team of cadets and staff from St James CCF will participate in the Marches as part of a British Military Contingent (BMC) of 800 participants made up of personnel from the regular armed forces, reserve forces and cadet units. St James CCF is the only team of cadets from the Greater London area that has been allocated a BMC team place on the Marches.

Mr Paul