Newcastle Royal Grammar School CCF attended an activity day hosted by 4 Brigade Cadet Training Team, on Wed 2 Dec 21 at 101 (N) Regiment RA, Napier Armoury, Gateshead, where the cadets were able to interact and take part in various activities arranged throughout the day.
The activities included the 4X CTT Staff delivering Shooting with Air rifle, CSBTR (Cadet small bore target rifle (.22 calibre) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). 101 Regt RA, under SSgt Robbins, delivered Command tasks and NRGS naval officer delivered different communications via Morse code and semaphore.
The day started with the cadets parading at school then being collected by coach at 0900 hrs and delivered to Napier Armoury. After the initial mandatory safety brief and stand matrix explanation, the cadets split into 5 groups and were deployed to start the stands; each stand lasted 45 minutes with a 10 min break in between. The day was broken up by the delivery of lunch which was kindly provided by 101 Regt RA chefs under control of SSgt Morley, and consisted of chicken wraps, chips and sweetcorn with orange juice to drink. The chefs were complimented by the cadets and adults alike for an excellent meal. After lunch the cadets resumed the remaining activities until 1445 hrs, when they were cleared from all ranges and debriefed on the day's activities. All cadets and school staff thanked the CTT and 101 Regt RA for the hard work and effort involved in laying on the day. Then, at 1500 hrs, the cadets departed Napier Armoury and returned to school. A great day!