Henley Army Cadets Annual Awards

Henley Detachment, Oxfordshire Army Cadet Force, held their Annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Ceremony. There were six awards to be won; Best Recruit, Best Cadet, Best NCO, Best Drill & Turnout, Best Shot and The Fearn Shield. All these awards acknowledge the determination, commitment and progressions of Henley’s cadets over the last year. A massive well done to the cadet for a fantastic and successful 2021.

The awards won:

Best Recruit – Cadet Callum Lee

Best Cadet – Lance Corporal Millie Martin

Best NCO – CSM Jessica Smyth

Best Shot – Colour Serjeant Charlie James

Best Drill and Turnout – Corporal Grace Iveson

The Fearn Shield – Serjeant Stephanie Green

(The Fearn Shield is awarded to the cadet who has supported the Detachment Commander the most)

Henley Detachment say farewell to Ex-Cadet Colour Serjeant Ashleigh Poolan who has spent four years at Henley Detachment and has achieved 4 star, Sliver Duke of Edinburgh Award, Senior Cadet Instructors Cadre and is a national Orienteering Champion.

Henley Detachment also say farewell Lieutenant (Lt) Nathan Scott who has also spent four years at Henley Detachment. Lt Scott has taken on a new appointment as the County’s First-aid training officer.

Cadets from Henley Detachment are looking forward to a weekend away in February, at the Weekend Training Centre in Bicester. These weekends happen every 3 months and give the cadets a chance to undergo further training such as Target Competition Shooting and Weapons Handling.

Colour Serjeant Ashleigh Poolan receiving her farewell gift for her 4 year service as a cadet with Henley Detachment, 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 Drill Hall on Friday Street and are currently looking for new Cadets and Adult Volunteers, feel free to come along and experience something new.

Please email the Detachment Commander, 2Lt Mel Fearn on 3360hayne@armymail.mod.uk