Henley Army Cadets National Champions

Henley Army Cadets have just returned from the National Orienteering Competition in Liverpool. The 8 Cadets from Henley Detachment were tested on their Navigation, Problem Solving & Long-distance running.

The Army Cadets have been training since May this year in order to develop their skills. The competition entailed individuals using a map to find checkpoint flags, whilst completing the course as fast as possible.

Henley Cadets had great success receiving; Six Gold & Two Silver Medals. This means that Henley now has Six National Champions.

Last year the Henley Girls won the Junior Girls category. Due to age, this year they were moved up to the Senior Girls category, and won!

Cadet Noah Allen from Henley Detachment said. “I was a little nervous at first, but once I got going it was great. I felt like I ran well, I was extremely happy to find out that I had come First.”

Overall Detachment Commander AUO Haynes said “I am extremely pleased that all their hard work has paid off at the Nationals. They won last year & won this year with even more medals.”

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 AUO Mel Haynes on 3360hayn@armymail.mod.uk

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