By Corporal Payne
On Monday 14th January our year 10 cadets were asked to trade their Blues in for their Greens as we began our outdoor Mud crawl activities also known as Field Craft.
This started by getting briefed by Flight Lieutenant Vahter by understanding what types of equipment was needed in a 24 hours pack for military personnel in the RAF. This was followed by stunned reactions of how many items would be able to fit into our greens.
When we made our way down to the field, Flight Lieutenant Vahter demonstrated some important crawls used in the RAF including the monkey crawl and the kitten crawl. We all joined in and tried these crawls which we soon found out were harder than expected! We also demonstrated different walks that are used to not be detected by the enemy. Despite being rather close to the mud, we loved this task because it was something we had never experienced before. This was also another opportunity for cadets to find where their personal skills lay as there was a prize for the best demonstration of the crawls. Well done to Dylan Smith who won this and was presented with a very useful Tactical Snood.
The year 9 cadets joined in on this experience on the 21st of January and thoroughly enjoyed themselves like we did! Another well done to Emma Cotton who won year 9’s prize for best cadet. We would love to do this again in the future because it was an insight into the different types of careers we could do after we leave school as these crawls are important parts of some jobs in the military.