King's School Army CCF Section summer camp at Beckingham

King’s School Army CCF Section has just returned from their annual summer camp at Beckingham near Newark,

The camp commenced with a personal development day on the Monday at Rutland water, learning to Paddleboard and to Sail,

19 cadets attended the event having a wonderful day on the Water, thanks to Captain Peter Dunlop.

19 cadets then set off to Beckingham Army Camp for the Military Skills part of the camp organised by 7 Brigade from Tuesday to Friday, this was the first time since the COVID19 pandemic that they have actually experienced a Summer Camp.

The first event we undertook was to promote 2nd lieutenant Tom Dunlop to Lieutenant, having completed his 2-year probationary Officer training, His award was presented by his father Captain Peter Dunlop.

The 4-day camp was packed with activities, commencing with a Skill at Arms and Shooting day on the Ranges, 19 cadets passed their shooting, with Marksmen, and First Class shot badges being awarded, this will allow SSI Pulfrey to pick a skill at arms team for the 7 Brigade CADSAM Competition in September 2022.

They also spent a morning Clay Target Shooting, learning a new discipline.

With the Intense heat training was conducted in the early mornings and late afternoon, Sun cream being the order of the day together with SSI Pulfrey’s instruction, Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate,

Then it was time for Fieldcraft skills, Tactics,  Building a Basha, learning to cook the 24-hour ration pack contents, and living in the field for a whole 24 hours. The overnight exercise went well with all cadets enjoying the experience.

Finally, it was Friday time to tidy up, clean weapons, and return to King’s School Grantham.


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