Grimsby and Waltham detachments celebrated a whopping twenty-one Basic Cadet Awards this week.
Parents were invited into Grimsby detachment to see their Cadet presented with their Basic Awards and to share their achievements. It was a fantastic atmosphere with smiling faces all round.
With just three current Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, SSI Emma Westerman, SI Samantha Atkin and SI Jason Atkin, Grimsby and Waltham detachments have been parading together for the past year to share resources and await repairs to Waltham detachment.
SI Atkin and Atkin were both brand new instructors in 2022 and teaching such a large number of cadets was a challenge at first.
SI Jason Atkin said “It was daunting having so many new cadets, especially as a new instructor but seeing them all pass their Basic I am incredibly proud. This is what it’s all about, watching these new cadets grow in confidence and character has been amazing and I can’t wait to see them progress through their cadet career.
“The Senior Cadets have been amazing, they have really stepped up and worked with the adult instructors to support basic training and this success couldn’t have been achieved without them.”