What do we do?
Flying & Gliding
As a cadet you'll have the opportunity to take the controls both in powered aircraft and in gliders, and when you reach 16 you'll even be able to fly solo in a glider as part of a gliding scholarship. As well as the opportunity to fly real aircraft, you'll learn how to control aircraft on our flight simulator during parade evenings.
As part of your initial training you'll take part in a small expedition, this introduction to adventure training can be taken further through participation in all sorts of activities. Canoeing, rock climbing, parachuting & paragliding, road marching, sailing and power-boating are all available, as well as many others.
If you're keen on sport you can get involved athletics, cross-country, football, netball, rugby hockey & swimming - all at a competitive level. If you're not so keen, you can just get involved with our regular sports and PT evenings which cover a wide range of activities from frisbee to cricket.
A lot of cadets join us in order to learn shooting. We'll train you how to handle rifles safely and provide some coaching to get you started. You'll learn on the No 8 rifle progressing to the L98A2 (Shown left) and if you want to shoot at national competitions, we'll train you on the L81 Target Rifle. All of our training & shooting is carried out by qualified Range Conducting Officers and Weapons Instructors.
BTEC & D of E
Many of the activities you'll take part in can count towards qualifications. We offer the Duke of Edinburgh's award as well as BTEC qualifications in Aviation Studies (eqv. 2 GCSE's), Public Services (eqv. 4 GCSE's) and Music (eqv. 4 GCSE's) as well as various nationally-recognised first aid and leadership qualifications. You can find out more here.
After you've completed your Basic Fieldcraft Course you'll be eligible to take part in "deployed exercises" with other cadets from around Sussex. You'll learn how to camouflage yourself and make tactical moves as part of a team.
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