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Appointment as Brigade Cadet Training Officer

Training Officer Major Gareth Hughes is set for a new all Wales challenge.

Appointment as Brigade Cadet Training Officer

31 May 2022

  • Clwyd And Gwynedd ACF

New challenges ahead

Clwyd and Gwynedd Training Officer Major Gareth Hughes is set for a new all-Wales challenge.

Gareth will shortly be taking up an appointment with 160th (Welsh) Brigade as the Brigade Cadet Training Officer for the ACF and CCF(A) units in Wales.

Gareth, who became an adult instructor in 2001, has been the C&G Training Officer for some five years masterminding a number of significant initiatives including a review of regional, company, and detachment level training, and numerous regional level training weekends, and camps. He played a significant role in guiding a structured return to effective face-to-face training post the pandemic restrictions and latterly undertaking the significant task of preparing for the implementation of the new cadet training syllabus.

Col LT Williams the Colonel Cadets Wales at 160th (Welsh) Brigade said “Gareth is an experienced training officer who has organised some large scale events and we will look to utilise that experience for the benefit of cadets across Wales.”

Gareth will in due course be succeeded as Training Officer by Will LeCras who has been appointed as Deputy Training Officer. Will was previously the Company Commander for Burma Company.

Clwyd and Gwynedd Commandant Martin L Craven said ”Gareth has been an excellent Training Officer applying considerable skill and expertise to what has been at times been a challenging and sometimes frustrating role. I am grateful that the foundations are in place for stable and effective training for the coming years. Gareth will be a hard act to follow but I am sure that Will LeCras will rise to the challenge”

Everyone in Clwyd and Gwynedd wishes both Gareth and Will well in their new roles.

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Major Gareth Hughes