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Annual Camp 2021. Report 5

Engagement Day at Grove Park

Annual Camp 2021. Report 5

13 August 2021

  • Greater London South East Sector ACF

The first Engagement Day was held at Grove Park today and was organised by the Officer Commanding 9 Company. Many illustrious guests attended the day which was kindly hosted by the Royal Artillery at their Grove Park Army Reserve Centre.

Councillor Russell L. Mellor, Mayor of Bromley arrived to chat to the guests, cadets, staff and exhibitors; he also met our Commandant Colonel Matthew Davis with whom he exchanged details.

10 Company were the first of the three companies to attend followed by 7 and finally 9 in the afternoon. The cadets were able to meet the US Marine Corps, the Royal Air Force as well as the London Fire Brigade and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. Also in attendance were the Metropolitan Police with a car and motorcycle and a group of their cadets. Search & Rescue brought two of their vehicles for cadets to see and our hosts, the Royal Artillery did us proud with a vehicle, a simulator and some examples of the equipment they use on deployment. Other stands included the Royal Engineers, the Yeomanry and the Royal Military Police.

A barbecue lunch was put on by sector and as well as the Commandant we had visits from the Deputy Commandant, the RSM, the Training Officer and the Adult Training Officer who was just back from an expedition. 102 and 96 detachments were open and also used for training, in any case there was so much to do and see and we wish to thank our friends and colleagues from across London for attending and look forward to working with them in the future!