Cadets enhance leadership skills

November 20, 2017

A pair of Army Cadets from Forres have taken part in a week-long course to build upon their personal leadership abilities. 

Cadet Corporal Ross Brown (16) and Cadet Corporal Stuart Graham (16), from 1st Battalion the Highlanders’ Forres Detachment, attended the Tri-Service Cadet Leadership Course in Brecon, Wales.

The course is open to cadets aged 16-18 from all three services and is designed to develop initiative and self-reliance. It is orientated around the leadership abilities within the cadet Fieldcraft syllabus.

Throughout the week Cpls Brown and Graham took part in various leadership scenarios. It wasn’t all Fieldcraft based, as they were given the chance to see the Welsh countryside by taking part in a navigation exercise to the top of Pen y Fan – the highest peak in south Wales – with plenty of sunshine on their way to the summit.

Upon his return to Forres, Cpl Brown said: “It was such a good course and I would definitely encourage those eligible to apply. It helps so much in boosting your ability to be a leader and also enhances your knowledge of field tactics at the same time. It’s not an easy course but definitely worth it.”

Cpl Brown and Cpl Graham were assigned to two separate platoons for the week.

Cpl Graham (front, second right) ready for a nice warm drink after a run on the cold obstacle course.