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New Forest Expedition

posted 31 Oct 2011, 03:31 by 229 Staff   [ updated 2 Nov 2011, 06:06 ]
14 cadets successfully completed assessed and practice expeditions in the New Forest over the weekend.

The assessed group of 7 confidently coped with marsh, heathland, sandy trails and dense woodland, exploring 
the historical feature known as the Bishop's Dyke. The practice group developed their skills in map interpretation, how to avoid bogs, pace judgement and campcraft.

All-in-all everyone enjoyed the experience. Whilst looking for edible fruits and vegetation the practise group managed to find one of the famous 'pannaging' pigs! (See video).

More news, pictures and reports from cadets to follow!

Above: A classic New Forest autumnal

Above: The practice group at checkpoint 1 (GR-SU379052): a monument to a member of a hunting party who died from a fall in 1866.

229 Sqn New Recruit