Henley Army Cadets Camp Out

Cadets from Henley Detachment, Oxfordshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) were involved in a camp out this summer.

The Company Commander, Major Wayne Thrussell came up with the initiative for the virtual camp out event, named “Glastonberet”. Where cadets had a weekend to set up a camp and cook their dinner in their own garden. The cadets then sent in their photos, to be in a chance to win vouchers for cadet kit and equipment.

The ACF offers a variety of challenging and varied training to the cadets. Expedition is just one of ten subjects that the cadets can get involved with. This involves teamwork, walking, navigation, camping and cooking. Expedition develops resilience and independence among other skills.

The Henley cadets produced a variety of dishes such as homemade pepperoni pizza, tofu curry & rice, BBQ sausages, omelette, smores (melted marshmallow in chocolate biscuit) and many more dishes. Many cadets spent the night in tents as well as innovative home-made shelters from waterproof sheeting, blankets, rope and even trampolines.

Henley Detachment Commander Mel Haynes, “I would like to congratulate all the cadets for taking the time to showcase their creative meals & campsites. I would also like to commend the cadets for their continuous efforts with the virtual training, and I look forward to when we return in the near future.”

The Army Cadet Force is a national youth organisation sponsored and supported by the Ministry of Defence. For 12-18-year olds, designed to deliver challenging and varied training based on military themes and concepts. Henley parade every Wednesday from 1900 to 2130 at the Drill Hall on Friday Street. We would love for new Cadets and Adult Volunteers to come visit us and experience something new once we re-open for normal training.

For any Henley Detachment enquirers, please email AUO Mel Haynes 3360hayne@armymail.mod.uk



Cadet William O’Hagan setting up his campsite for “Glastonberet”