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Chasing Shadows in Sherwood Forest

Article posted: Nov 05, 2010 by sl1

209 (West Bridgford) Sqn entered two teams into the Nottinghamshire County Council ‘Shadow 2010’ event. Shadow, which is in its 36th year, is an overnight navigation and initiative test run in Sherwood Forest. Its requirements are a sense of adventure and a willingness to pit yourself against the elements.

A total of 80 teams took part. Corporal Michael Disney’s ‘Barons’ team finished 35th and Sergeant George Kirkham’s ‘Might and Main’ team came 30th.

Sgt Kirkham said “The competition took 7 hours in total and we had to complete 9 tasks ranging from initiative exercises to dressing up as different professions. My team saw it through with steadfast dedication and were still full of energy and enthusiasm when we finished at 5am.”