Seaford CCF Compete in the Divisional Skills Competition

Seaford CCF's team at the Divisional Skills Competition, Longmoor CampFor the first time in several years, Seaford CCF entered a team for the Divisional Skills Competition held at Longmoor Camp on the 25th and 26th April.

The team had tea at Seaford College prior to departing on Friday to settle in the accommodation ready for the activities on Saturday. The team Captain, Cadet SSgt Harry Marchant, attended the evening briefing, and relayed the details to the team members.

The Competition activities were full-on once they started: Command Tasks to test team work, Shooting to test personal skills, Military and Map Reading Knowledge to test basic knowledge. The First Aid Stand was a tribute to the professional organisation of the Cadet Training Team, and the Seaford team rose to the occasion: half of the team set up a protective perimeter, whilst the other half set to the task of administering First Aid to the simulated casualties of a bomb blast. The team were then given a thorough debrief by the Medic, and were complemented on their performance.

On Sunday the team did the March and Shoot phase. We were second team on, and completed the first part, a 1½ mile march, carried out at a blistering pace, followed by the shoot, 5 rounds at 25 metres.

Overall, the team came in 7th position out of a field of 15 teams, and congratulations go to the whole team of Harry Marchant, Alex Rees, Tom Rees, Joe Alexander, Piers Fairston, Doug Hayter, Harvey Lawrence, Henry Lunt, Ethan Speller.

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