Yorkshire army cadets have taken to the slopes for an adventurous training ski expedition in the Scottish Highlands.
Some 20 cadets and eight cadet force adult volunteers from Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF grasped the opportunity to escape the Yorkshire rain and head to the dizzy heights of Scotland’s Cairngorms mountain range for a week long ski adventure.
Ski Foundation qualification
Although the snow was in short supply, the cadets still managed to get some time out with their instructors and all honed their skills and gained their Ski Foundation qualification.
“All our cadets were skiing well by the end of our time in Scotland,” said their commanding officer Major Richard Lenton, who put his skiing expertise to good use to help the cadets master the skills they needed to enjoy their time on the slopes.
“It was fantastic watching their confidence grow as they transitioned from novices to competent skiers. They have all learned enough to be able to progress to the next qualification level in the future and I’m so proud of their achievements.”
Yorkshire Cadet Trust
The trip was made possible thanks to a generous donation from The Yorkshire Cadet Trust and the help of a grant from the RFCA. The trust was set up to enable young people from all backgrounds to participate in cadet activities and enhances the cadet experience.