|1||Reading Sch CCF||110||168||186||464||464||928||100||100||100||100||1328|
|3||Sir Roger Manwood’s Sch CCF||78||74||186||338||338||676||100||100||100||100||1076|
|4||Hampshire & IOW ACF||116||138||114||368||368||736||100||100||0||0||936|
|5||Clwydd & Gwynedd ACF (B)||77||120||106||303||303||606||100||100||0||100||906|
|6||Clwydd & Gwynedd ACF (A)||62||90||82||234||234||468||100||100||100||100||868|
|8||2(NI) Battalion ACF||58||108||58||224||224||448||100||100||100||0||748|
|9||King Edwards VI Sch (Louth) CCF||36||48||44||128||128||256||100||100||100||50||606|
|10||Dollar Academy CCF||58||104||100||262||262||524||0||0||0||0||524|
|11||Churchers College CCF||46||0||0||46||0||46||100||100||100||100||446|
|12||C Coy, Yorkshire (N & W) ACF||56||24||12||92||92||184||0||0||0||0||184|
Comments from the Organiser
Well done everyone who took part in this year’s competition. It was the first time for many, many years that we had representation from all four countries of our United Kingdom.
Mainly fine weather for most stations, but some found it extremely windy and had difficulty erecting antennas. As last year, radio conditions varied considerably, which made operating quite challenging, especially for the less experienced cadets. On several occasions two nets operated independently on the same frequency, yet neither interfered with the other. For much of the exercise our lower frequencies could not be used, and some of the higher frequencies suffered from excessive noise. This, necessarily, forced stations to try out different (newer) frequencies and – slowly – this brought benefit. “When the going got tough, the tough kept going” and there was strong evidence of continuous activity throughout the 24-hour exercise.
Congratulations to this year’s winner – for the second time running – Reading School CCF with 1328 points. Essex ACF again came second, scoring 1222 points, closely followed into 3rd place by Sir Roger Manwood’s School CCF with 1076 and 4th Hants & IOW ACF with a score of 936.
Clwydd & Gwynedd ACF ‘flew the flag for Wales’ and managed to field two stations, putting in a sterling effort to come 5th and 6th respectively. Humberside ACF performed consistently, achieving one place higher than last year. A superb effort by 2 (NI) Bn ACF calling in from Northern Ireland and doing so well with their first entry into the competition, which earned them 8th place. King Edward VI School CCF in Louth moved up 3 places from last year’s position, to finish 9th.
It is always good to have Dollar Academy CCF giving points from North of the Border, especially as they are geographically so far away from all other stations. (The inclusion of photos with their claim would have probably moved them up into 5th place!).
Churcher’s College operators could only take part for a relatively short time but their contribution was valuable to many other stations. And lastly, a special welcome to C Coy, Yorks (North & West) ACF who competed for the very first time & took part in all three phases of the exercise.
Several stations failed to submit their claims, thus the results below are based on what arrived in my letterbox. I was looking for ACCURACY and it is surprising how many messages did not satisfy cross checking – many bore no resemblance whatsoever to the record in the distant station’s log – and in those cases neither station received credit.
Competition organiser – Maj(Retd) T Sugdon