Young cadets from all over the Midlands embarked on a gruelling
weekend of mental and physical challenges. It turned out that the
tests the cadets faced, were in fact a trial run for Exercise Executive
Stretch, which is designed to enable young professionals from around
the area to discover what team work is all about.
The cadets tackled challenges which most people would find daunting
or near impossible. The cadet teams took on the worst the Army could
throw at them and came out smelling of roses, well, you really don't
want to know what they smelt of.
In total six teams, three from Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing
ATC and three from the Army Cadet Force took part in the Exercise
Executive Stretch trial run
The cadets arrived at Holcolmbe Moor on the Friday just as the weather
took a turn for the worse, as it rained heavily the cadets made
bivis and spent the night keeping dry.
The following morning they started on the exercises, which they
all enjoyed. The highlights being the abseiling and the Krypton
Factor assault course which the 121 Sqn cadet team completed in
6min 10 sec, not bad for a team of six, even the instructing staff
were impressed. On the Sunday the cadets did another set of exercises,
which ended with a raft-building test.
the presentations the 121 (Nuneaton) Sqn team romped home with first
place. The team were presented with Krypton Factor T-shirts as a
memento of the weekend.