Henley’s Army Cadet Force have been extraordinarily busy in 2017, with the rest of the Summer filled with weekend activities and other challenging persuits.
With the daylight hours lasting long into the evening the Cadets have spent many evenings training and learning Fieldcraft; fieldcraft is the Army Cadet’s “Bread & Butter” involving camouflage & concealment, living in the field as well as Army tactics. It is also what the Cadets at Henley most enjoy.
There has also been celebration at Henley Detachment with Cadet Sergeant Matthew Strong, Emma Dodd and Maisie Jackson recently being promoted to Cadet Sergeant; the rank of Sergeant can only be achieved after achieving the standard across the board in disciplines such as Shooting, First Aid and Navigation. Detachment Commander 2Lt Thomas Fearn commented “Well done to our new Cadet Sergeants Strong, Dodd and Jackson, they have all worked tirelessly over the past five years; the standard that needs to be reached in order to be promoted to Sergeant is very high; they and their families should be very proud, with promotion comes responsibility I am in no doubt that they will each excel further.”
Henley Army Cadets also attended Brian Hughes’ BEM Ceremony, parading the Company Standards for the first time in a decade. Huge congratulations to Brian from all at Henley Army Cadet Force.
Watch this space for more updates from Henley Army Cadet Force!
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 Old TA Centre on Friday Street and are currently looking for new Cadets and Adult Volunteers, feel free to come along and experience something new. Please contact Detachment Commander 2Lt Thomas Fearn on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07500 504397.
We’ve also added a quick and easy form to express an interest: https://armycadets.com/become-a-cadet/how-to-join/register-as-a-cadet/