Well done to the team of Year 13/14 Uniformed Services students who yesterday returned victorious from the inaugural Desert Rats Challenge Competition at Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell. They were truly worthy winners and a formal presentation of their award from the Desert Rats will be made on site later this term. Students competed in a range of disciplines including reconnaissance, camouflage and concealment, orienteering, practical teamworking and problem solving and shooting on the indoor range.
One student commented: “Every station was exciting and made engagement easy. A stand that particularly stood out for me was the bomb disposal stand. I really enjoyed how we worked with equipment that most of us had seen but not used before and doing so helped us to gain an understanding of how simplistic some aspects of army life can be, whilst also having the constant reminder of the complexity involved with the expensive bomb disposal equipment.”