Chiswick's Army Cadets Relish Camp
Challenging two weeks at annual training exercise
Chiswick Army Cadets take the Annual Camp challenge
Army Cadets from 206 Chiswick Detachment ACF (Royal Signals) were among nearly six hundred cadets and volunteer leaders from all over North and West London who have just returned from a challenging two weeks at their annual Training Camp - this year at Crowborough in Sussex (27 July to 9th August)
Obstacle courses, clay target shooting, high ropes training, first aid and paintball are just some of the varied activities for the cadets over the two weeks of camp. Drill, sports, target shooting and testing against the Army Cadet syllabus, military skills and many other stretching activities were also part of the programme.
Chiswick Cadet Caroline Handford Chmaj says of Crowborough Annual camp, "I loved nearly every second of it - even the merciless training during NAAFI break for the sector drill competition or taking part in a night time section attack complete with flares and smoke grenades. I have to admit, things didn't really slow down until the last few nights of camp. Although some people had been homesick beforehand, we all really felt we were going to miss all the friends and fun we'd had on camp, especially the adventure training days which not only challenged us physically and mentally, but helped us get to know each other early on. Also, the barbecue, which got all the cadets together enjoying a great atmosphere and one of the best burgers I have tasted in a long time!"
Chiswick and Brentford Army cadets who make up the newly formed Corps of Drums stole the show when they performed for the Visitors Day, at the Sergeants Mess Dinner and for the first time ever provided marching music for the 600 strong final parade at the end of camp, led by Drum Major Sgt Debbie Adams.(Pictured)
The Army Cadet Force is currently looking to recruit suitable adult leaders, particularly for the central London area. For information about Army Cadets as an adult or cadet go to www.armycadets.com.
The Army Cadet Force (ACF) is the Army's national voluntary youth organisation with a membership of over 47,000 12 to 18 year old boys and girls. It operates in over 1700 locations all over the UK. Its aim is to inspire young people to achieve success in life, with a spirit of service to the Queen, Country and their local community alike.
August 19, 2013