Nine of our cadets competed in the annual Sir Steuart Pringle trophy held at Lympstone Commando Training Centre, Devon.
Our cadets competed in twelve different activities over two days of competition, testing field skills on Woodbury Common, physical stamina over part of the endurance course and drill on the parade ground.
Following an overnight in the woods the teams set off on Saturday October 7 for a day of 10 military stances. Giggleswick cadets caught the eye of the supervising Officers, who commented on their excellent teamwork and their positive approach towards difficult situations.
The Sunday begun with Drill, which entails conducting a short Drill routine under the watchful eyes of the super critical Drill corporals, before answering questions about Royal Marines history. In the afternoon cadets tackled the Endurance course, one of the Commando tests, which ended saw the competition close with a pass through the psychologically challenging “Sheep dip”.
Capt. Wharton said “Overall the team placed 14th, but what impressed me most was the resilience, leadership and teamwork that our cadets displayed throughout the competition.”