Chiswick Army Cadets Take Camp Challenge

Annual training event in Norfolk countryside

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Cadet Isabelle Gerenstein, aged 13, of Chiswick is taking a high rope challenge

Chiswick Army Cadet Force Instructor Honoured


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Army Cadets from Chiswick’s 206 (Royal Signals) Detachment were among over five hundred young Army Cadets from all over North and West London who have just returned from a challenging two weeks at their annual Training Camp - this year at Wretham Camp near Thetford in Norfolk.

Gliding and High ropes training, Clay Target shooting, Kayaking, Obstacle courses, Paintball and First Aid are just a few of the varied activities for the cadets over the two weeks of camp. Sports, target shooting and testing against the Army Cadet syllabus, military skills and many other stretching activities were also part of the programme.

Pictured below in the eye of the film camera is Probationary Instructor Cass Sealy of Chiswick who earlier this year was successfully recruited as an adult volunteer and who is working with the cadets at Chiswick. She works at a school and gave up some of her summer leave to help at annual camp.

She says “Its been an amazing experience, which is very difficult to describe, but very rewarding.” She was being filmed for a new video part of the Army Cadet website.

Probationary Instructor Cass Sealy on camera

Colonel Ian Denison, Commandant of the London Sector said "Over five hundred teenage Army Cadets from North and West London have enjoyed a real opportunity to develop personally and hone their skills in the Norfolk countryside. It’s been a really excellent two weeks camp, with a varied programme of activities which fully engaged the interest of our cadets and staff. The camp is the culmination of a lot of hard work throughout the year. Looking after all of these young people is a challenging task and I am really very grateful to all my adult volunteers who give up their time so generously for our future citizens"

First aid lesson

The Army Cadet Force is currently looking to recruit suitable adult leaders, particularly for the central London area. There’s an Adults Information evening being held at the TA Centre, Handel Street London WC1N1 on Thursday 15th September at 8pm. For information about Army Cadets as an adult or cadet go

August 23, 2011