Henley Army Cadet Force New Cadets Pass Their Initial Basic Training

New intake of Army Cadets at Henley Detachment Army Cadet Force have passed their Basic training syllabus with flying colours.

Over a 6 month period at their local unit in Friday Street, the new intake of cadets have steadily been working through their training syllabus to earn their basic pass badge. Their training included fieldcraft and tactics, at an especially challenging time of year where the weather wasn’t always so kind, Heartstart First Aid Course, and shooting at the Cadet’s indoor range, with their training culminating at Oxfordshire’s Army Cadet Force’s Weekend Training Centre at Bicester Garrison.

Detachment Commander 2Lt Thomas Fearn commented: “The new intake of Basic cadets have really excelled over the past 6 months, it is fantastic to see such an enthusiastic bunch of young people gain a recognised qualification in First Aid by achieving the standard to pass the British Heart Foundation’s Heartstart course. The cadets have especially enjoyed shooting the Number 8 rifle on our indoor live range where we have identified a number of potentially good shots! It is such a joy to instruct these young people and hope that they reap the rewards of the Army Cadet Force now and in years to come.”

The Army Cadet Force is a national youth organisation sponsored and supported by the Ministry of Defence for 12 to 18 year olds, Army Cadets provides a challenging and varied syllabus based on military themes. Henley Army Cadet Force parade every Wednesday from 1900 to 2130 at The Drill Hall on Friday Street and are currently looking for new Cadets and Adult Volunteers, feel free to come along and experience something new. For more information please email Detachment Commander 2Lt Thomas Fearn on 3875fear@armymail.mod.uk