Soldier Development Wing (SDW)
Set in the heart of Wales, the Soldier Development Wing (SDW) aims to challenge Soldiers under Training (SuTs) by exposing them to a demanding and arduous environment with the aim of promoting achievement and self-development. Led by example, SuTs are inspired to display initiative and develop their own style of leadership in order to overcome the challenges presented by the SDW environment.
The SDW is an adventure training establishment set in Brecon, Wales. SuTs visit SDW during week 10 of the Common Military Syllabus (CMS) course. The test at SDW is one of physical endurance, team work and a chance to develop outdoor skills and fitness.
Journeys are carried out in mountain, river, underground and coastal areas. Within these environments the staff at the SDW provide a safe training environment with the perception of danger together with scenarios that present the opportunity to demonstrate the core values of commitment, courage, discipline, integrity, loyalty and respect for others. There are also opportunities for SuTs to develop their leadership skills in an inspiring, yet caring, environment.
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