By Major Andy Pilling, Company Commander, No 1 (Minden) Company
No 1 (Minden) Company Cadets had a busy weekend helping as volunteers at the Pretty Muddy, Race for Life Events and 2 Star Communications & Information System (CIS) Training.
On Saturday and Sunday over 55 Cadets attended the annual events organised by Cancer Research UK. The Company have supported this event every year for over 10 years.
Arriving before the participants the cadets were organised into groups to help at the start line, help on obstacles and at the finish line. Giving out all the 1000’s of medals to every competitor and a welcome snack and drink of water.
On the last race the cadets joined in and enjoyed the muddy race to get their medals and go home to make sure their uniforms were ready for the Sunday.
Sunday, another early start saw the Race for Life events of a 5 and a 10 KM race. Participants of all levels supporting a worthy cause.
To help on the warmup for the runners and meeting the adult volunteers was Mr Motivator.
Like Cadets around the country, they gave up their time to help their community and support a worthy cause. Over this weekend cadets gave up nearly 450 hours of their time a selfless commitment.
Over the weekend cadets took part in their 2 Star CIS training, learning about radios in the army and the communications skills. Following theory session given by 2Lt Jason Spencer the cadets did some practical exercises in communication.
At the end of the weekend the cadets were all pleased that they had passed and were rewarded by a certificate and another badge to display and show their qualifications.
The ACF has wide and varied experiences for children from 12 to 18 years of age. They not only learn skills in military field, have experiences they would not get anywhere else but they also give back and give their time to support the community they live in.
For more pictures from the busy weekend please click here
Thank you to 2Lt Jason Spencer for the pictures of the cadets on the 2 Star CIS Training.