Treorchy Comprehensive School


Competing for the 1st time in the Cadet Cambrian Patrol Competition held on the 18th & 19th September, the Treorchy Comprehensive School CCF team were awarded a silver medal.

The competition is open to cadets from all over Wales, and is a true test of physical and mental endurance. The cadets work as a team to navigate a route of approximately 22 km, via a series of checkpoints, where they are tested on various aspects of the Cadet syllabus, including 1st Aid, field craft and map reading.
 
The Treorchy Comprehensive School team were the highest scoring junior team from a CCF, beating more established CCF’s in private schools. The patrol; commander was Cadet Sgt Catherine Lumby, who despite sustaining an injury early into the competition continued to lead her team, knowing that if she dropped out the team would lose points.
 
The whole team were extremely tired at the prize giving on Sunday afternoon, but can be very proud of their efforts and the Silver medals that they were awarded.