Wednesday, April 27, 2011

British Officer Cadets make their mark at US academy competition

A Training and Adventure news article

26 Apr 11

British Officer Cadets taking part in this year's Sandhurst Cup in America have won the top two best international team positions.

Officer Cadet Oliver Wootton

Officer Cadet Oliver Wootton gets the boot during the obstacle course in this year's Sandhurst Cup in America
[Picture: Sergeant Ian Forsyth RLC. Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]

The British Cadets also won the Navigational Streamer, presented to the overall winner of the land navigation section of the two day challenge.

Fifty teams took part in the annual inter-company military skills competition at the United States Military Academy West Point, including seven international guest teams from Canada, Australia, Afghanistan, Taiwan, Chile and two Royal Military Academy Sandhurst teams.

The two day competition combined a six minute team marksmanship challenge, as well as a four and a half hour combat assault challenge including obstacle courses, command tasks, mental and physical endurance challenges such as a rope ravine crossing and casualty carries, a 90 minute navigation course followed by a river boat crossing and a first aid casualty assessment, before finishing with a series of mental military challenges.

The teams then needed to complete a written test to evaluate their observational skills during the course, and complete a final weapons check....

Much more here.

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