Cadets, across Sword Company's 8 detachments of Abbey Park School, Abbeyfield School, Calne, Church Place, Dorcan School, Marlborough, Royal Wootton Bassett, and Swindon Academy attended the 2022 Christmas Mess Night.
The top table included Col Britt Haggerty- Wiltshire ACF Commandant, Padre Alan Jeans MBE - County Padre, Cpl Lusty- Royal Wessex Yeomanry, Sjt Bissett- RLC/Rifles, Major Lee Bampfield- OC Sword Company, CSM Hearn- Sword Company CSM, Cdt RSM Low, Staff Cadet S/Sgt Hendricks, Cdt Sgt Drake, and Cdt Sgt Stewart .
Volunteer CFAVs were there to wait on the tables, whilst Squadron Sergeant Major, WO2 Walls from The Royal Wessex Yeomanry ran a smooth "behind the scenes" with his Chefs putting on a fabulous meal for our cadets.
As per regular army mess protocol (less alcoholic beverages), our cadets led the proceedings. Throughout the night there was The Commandant Address and speeches from our guests Cpl Lusty from RWxY followed by Sjt Bissett on his journey from being a cadet himself, through the forming/Antecedent Regiments and The Rifles.