My name is Cadet Matthew Williams and I joined the Army Cadets when I was 12. I saw my brother preparing for a Remembrance Day, in his number 2 uniform. He looked so proper and ceremonial, I wanted to be the same way – so I knew I had to join.
I enjoy cadets because we do so many different activities. Whether I am parading in Lithuania or doing first aid in Crosby, Merseyside, the cadet experience is one which I cherish for all the good times it’s given me and skills that I have learnt.
Cadets has also been a great opportunity for me to grow as a person. It has challenged me, but in a good way. I joined Cadets with a very different mindset, but since being here, I’ve become a stronger individual and better leader.