Henley Army Cadets Excel at The Cadet Challenge

On the hottest weekend on record since 1976, Army Cadets from Henley Detachment attended the Oxfordshire’s Annual Joint Services Cadet Challenge. An annual competition organised between each cadet organisations.

This year’s Challenge was hosted by the SCC onboard HMS Bristol, a commissioned warship permanently harboured in Portsmouth and used by the Cadet Forces for training.

The Army cadets were given the opportunity to try their hand at open water rowing, boating, practical first aid including training on AEDs, as well as a tour of HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship during the battle of Trafalgar.

Colour Sergeant Matthew Case noted that he’d never been anywhere like this before, and encourage any other young people in the area to give the Army Cadets a go; “Army Cadets is the one thing I look forward to every week, there isn’t any where else we get the opportunity to do stuff like this!”

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 3875fear@armymail.mod.uk 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/