Sandhurst cadets take over Thetford Forest in Norfolk for training exercise

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Cadets who are training to be officers in the British Army have taken over Thetford Forest for ten days as the Pandemic means they can't travel abroad.

Normally, the rites-of-passage exercise would be held overseas in Germany, but the trainee officers from Sandhurst have travelled to Norfolk instead. Thetford Forest has doubled up as the forests of Bravia.

It's currently day 8 out of 10 for the 264 cadets, the end of year training is the ultimate test of their physical and mental skills.

The training is the ultimate mental and physical test Credit: ITV News Anglia

The object of the exercise is to capture an enemy insurgent with as few injuries and little loss to life as possible. Such tactics have been deployed by the British Army in conflicts such as Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The cadets will be one step closer to becoming Officers in the British Army after the training Credit: ITV News Anglia

When the cadets complete the exercise, they will be one step closer to becoming army officers.