Army cadets challenged at STANTA
Eleven Army cadets from Year 10 enjoyed a weekend at Stanford Training Area, near Thetford, where they learned camp craft and tactics. They put into practice erecting a basha, attacking an ‘enemy’ position with blank rounds, and springing a very effective ambush. Important lessons learned by cadets were how to create a shelter before it rained, and to understand the meaning of ‘reveille’; when told that for the first morning it was 0630, it was interpreted as 0500 by some (which is admirable enthusiasm). Although the training was basic it was nevertheless very demanding and on their return to Stamford it certainly showed on their happy but tired faces.