Leadership, self-reliance and perseverance were all tested when cadets in Year 11 recently deployed for their Advanced Infantry Course. 

Exercise Kings Storm took place over two days on a military training area in the Hampshire countryside.   

The exercise placed the cadets in a challenging and unfamiliar environment, pushing their limits and developing key transferable skills such as teamwork, confidence and leadership.

The cadets repelled several enemy attacks on their forward operating base using blank ammunition and pyrotechnics.  

The cadet non-commissioned officers then planned and carried out a daring night ambush on suspected enemy lines of communication.  

Following a cold night in the field, the cadets led an early-morning attack on remaining enemy positions.  

The tough course qualified the pupils for promotion to Cadet Corporal.  

Major Goddard, CCF Contingent Commander commented: “Placing cadets in an unfamiliar setting such as Exercise Kings Storm really pushes them out of their comfort zones. They extend the limits of their capabilities, gaining the confidence to excel even when feeling tired or under pressure”.