Published on: 5 March 2020

Boys from the School’s Army Cadet Unit (CCGSCU) recently completed the Recruit Induction Course at Northam Army Camp in collaboration with Guildford Grammar School and St Hilda’s Anglican School Cadet Units.

The three-day course led by Senior Cadets and staff introduced the cadets to basic field skills including water procurement, camouflage and concealment, movement at night, setting up shelter, hygiene in the field and preparing a meal.

Other highlights included an introduction to drill, a five-kilometre pack march, tug of war and a night raid activity.

“The joint activity proved a great success with all cadets learning the value of integrating and working alongside other organisations to achieve a common goal” said Major Duane Nurse, Co-ordinator of Army Cadets at Christ Church.

“The cadets conducted navigation by night training where they learnt how to use the stars to locate True North, set up a platoon harbor, and learnt how to use hexamine stoves to cook rations.”

“A great time was had by all and as always, it’s a real pleasure to collaborate with the other schools.”