During the October half term, 25 cadets were deployed to Thetford Training Area for Exercise October FIST. FIST stands for Further Infantry Training Skills, and this gave the cadets an opportunity to practise many tactics and drills that they had been taught over their time in CCF. This included patrolling, occupying a harbour, sniper drills, setting up and delivering an ambush on enemy vehicles and carrying out a series of section attacks on enemy positions.
The cadets were very fortunate with the weather as the area had recently been hit by Storm Babet but had dried out enough to make it bearable for the cadets to ‘basher up’ in the woods under bivouac sleeping arrangements.
Congratulations to Anton S who was awarded with a trophy for being the cadet who had performed the best over the 4-day exercise.