Henley Army Cadet Annual Awards

Henley Detachment, Oxfordshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) celebrated the end of 2020 with their Annual Awards Ceremony VIA Zoom. Six Awards were presented to the worthy winners in the form of shields, plaques and cups.

The first of the awards is Best Recruit, which was awarded to Cadet Millie Martin, who is new to the ACF and has engaged and developed through the ACF Syllabus.

The next award of Best Cadet was awarded to Lance Corporal Gwiazda, who has consistently impressed and achieved throughout the year.

The Best Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) was awarded to Colour Serjeant (CSjt) Jamie Forehand, who has displayed great leadership skills at Detachment, in the Field & Virtually. CSjt Forehand has recently passed his Senior Cadet Instructor Cadre; this has helped him develop his instructional skills & helped the junior cadets. Earlier in the year, he also gave a BBC Oxford radio interview on his research of the local regiment, the 4th Oxf & Bucks Light Infantry and their important involvement in the Battle of Cassel.

CSjt Forehand was also awarded the Best Shot award. Earlier in the year, Seven Henley Cadets went away on a shooting weekend and got to grips with the Cadet Target Rifle. CSjt Forehand achieved great scores and proved to be the best shot in Henley.

The Best Drill & Turnout was awarded to Lance Corporal Natasha Bryant for her high standard of dress, high attendance and embracing the ACF values.

Lastly, The Fearn Shield is awarded to the cadet who supports the Detachment Commander the most thought out the year. This was awarded to Company Serjeant Major Tallulah Scott for her consistent help and support in all aspects of cadet training.

2nd Lieutenant Mel Haynes, Henley Detachment Commander said “This year has been a hard year, but the Henley Cadets have continued to develop and flourish during these times. There are only Six detachment awards, but all of the cadet should be proud of what they have achieved within the ACF & the values they hold. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I look forward returning to Face to Face training in the new year.”

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 Detachment at the Drill Hall in Friday Street & parade every Wednesday from 1900 to 2130hrs. We would love for new Cadets and Adult Volunteers to come visit us and experience something new, whether that is our virtual parade night or once we re-open for face to face training.  For any Henley Detachment enquires please email 2Lt Mel Haynes, 3360hayne@armymail.mod.uk