Defence Forces Combined adventure Training - DFCAT

Adventure training continues to be a vital component of Defence Forces Training, challenging participants in specified adventure activities, involving controlled exposure to risk, to develop leadership, teamwork, physical fitness, moral and physical courage and other personal attributes and skills vital to operational capability.

New standard operating procedures for the conduct of adventure training in the Defence forces were issued in February 2010, and these will be reviewed periodically to ensure compliance with best practice for each sport

Adventure training adds an extra dimension to military life by providing challenge, a sense of achievement, excitement, variety, contact with nature and the broadening experience of travel. It also broadens the image of the Defence Forces with the public.

The success of DFCAT depends on the enthusiastic efforts of the various committees and instructors, who give freely of their time and skills. These are some of the adventure sports that the Defence Forces participate in:

  • Kayaking
  • Parachuting
  • Sub-Aqua
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Diving

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