Swiss trip for army cadets

Four Army cadets from Berwick detachment have recently returned from an adventure trip in Switzerland.

Sunday, 19th March 2017, 7:30 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:44 am
Four Army cadets from Berwick detachment have recently returned from an adventure trip in Switzerland. Staying in Crans-Montana, the group enjoyed a week of skiing and snowboarding in the Swiss Alps. The trip is an annual event for Northumbria Army Cadet Force and was so successful that the plans are already in place to return to Switzerland next Spring.

Staying in Crans-Montana, the group enjoyed a week of skiing and snowboarding in the Swiss Alps.

The trip is an annual event for Northumbria Army Cadet Force and was so successful that plans are already in place to return to Switzerland next spring.

They had the opportunity to gain nationally-recognised skiing qualifications.

Another annual activity that can lead to adventure training qualifications for the cadets is a scuba-diving trip to Gozo, Malta.

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Detachment Commander, Lt Debra Jerdan, said of the opportunities available to the army cadets “It is my aim to enable at least two Berwick cadets each year to take part in NACF’s overseas adventure training opportunities.

“In the last six years we have had cadets in Canada, Belgium, Malta, Switzerland, Brunei, France, Cyprus and Italy, taking part in both military and adventure training.”