Military skills success for Highlanders

October 27, 2023
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The 1 Highlanders military skills team.

A team of Army Cadets from the Highlands has returned home after placing a creditable third in a Military Skills Competition.

Eight Cadets (pictured, above) from 1st Battalion The Highlanders Army Cadet Force took part in the annual Scottish Cadet Military Skills Competition, held from 15-17 September at the Barry Buddon Training Area near Dundee.

The competition saw the Highlanders compete against thirteen other teams from Army Cadet Force (ACF) and Combined Cadet Force (CCF) units from across Scotland. The teams were put through their paces in a series of stands, ranging from First Aid scenarios to Patrol Skills and Shooting.

At the end of the competition the Battalion team was named as the Top 3rd Army Cadet team and also received an overall grading of Silver for Patrol Skills.

Cadets and staff with a certificate.
The 1 Highlander military skills team and staff with the Silver Award for Patrol Skills.

The team was led by Cadet Corporal Saul Anderson, from Inverness Detachment, and included Cadet Sergeant John Bremner (16), from Halkirk Detachment, Lance Bombardier Brodie Leroux (17), from Stromness Detachment, Cadet Corporal Jay Pybus (16), from Elgin Detachment, Cadet Corporal Florence Wareing (14), from Elgin Detachment, Cadet Corporal Finlay Stuart (15), from Elgin Detachment, Cadet Lance Corporal Kuba Stasiak (14), from Elgin Detachment and Cadet Corporal Josh McCully (16), from Dingwall Detachment.

To be part of the team the Cadets took part in two training weekends, with one held at Fort George near Ardersier and the second at Tain Ranges.

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