Early in March 2017, Henley Army Cadet Force hosted a Radio User Course in preparation for their field craft training weekend in the Spring. Twenty cadets across South Oxfordshire, seven from Henley were taught how to operate and maintain the Radio System – the same as the British Army use.
The Cadets were taught Voice Procedures, opertation of the Personal Role Radio and how to teach others the radio system.
The weekend culminated in a practical and written examination which tested the cadets knowledge they learnt throughout the weekend.
Detachment Commander 2Lt Thomas Fearn said: “This is the first Radio User Course we have ran for the best part of a decade, it is our aim to stimulate more interest in this subject, especially in an age where communication is all around. The cadets found the course challenging, but also very rewarding, I hope that the skills they have learnt this weekend will be put to good use on other cadet activities.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org