Day 9 Annual Camp 2022

Day 9 – Greater Manchester ACF Annual Camp 2022

Day 9 – Greater Manchester ACF Annual Camp 2022

26 August 2022

  • Greater Manchester ACF

SMI Debbie Callaghan, County Media Officer

After seeing lots of pictures of cadets in Manchester United tops and a few Manchester City tops on yesterday evenings pictures, Col Harrison, who is a huge Manchester City fan, chose to wear her Manchester City top for the Competition Sports morning. This resulted in lots of chats and a request for pictures by Manchester United fans. All good fun.

Today was the County Competition Day. This was led by Capt Wayne Harrison with the staff helping to run the different activities.

The sports taking place were:

Football (Female)

Football (Male)


Tug of War


Target Sprint

The points from each competition went towards Champion Company.

In the afternoon there was the Company Drill Competition which was judged by RSMI Dougie Craddock & SMI Ian Mackie.

Once the competitions were completed by late afternoon it was time for the Commandants County Parade.

On the County Parade the Commandant, Col Catherine Harrison and her two Deputies Commandants, Lt Col Paul Smillie and Lt Col Billy Royle presented The Queen’s Jubilee Medal to qualifying staff for services to Greater Manchester ACF. The presentation came after Col Harrison was presented her medal by the Cadet RSM.

Col Harrison also spoke to the cadets about The Queens Award for Volunteer Service (QAVS) which has been awarded to the adult volunteers of Greater Manchester ACF for their hard work and dedication to Greater Manchester ACF.

Next it was onto the presentation for the runners up and winners in the sports. (I will update this once I have the placings of the companies)

There are two competitions which the companies work hard to win after the sports. This is the Drill Competition and of course everyone wants to win Champion Company.

This year No 3 (Somme) Company are the winners of the Drill Competition. The Company Drill Team proudly marched to the front to the Commandant to receive their medals to large cheers from their company.

The most prestigious competition in the county is Champion Company. To win this companies are awarded points on the sports they win, room inspections, their uniform, following the values and standards of the ACF and the Drill Competition.

The winner of Champion Company 2022 is No 3 (Somme) Company.

Well done everyone for taking part and working hard to achieve everything as well as you have.

I was unable to get a signal for a live video of the county marching onto the parade square at the start of the County Parade. I was able to get one of the county leaving the parade square. To watch please click the link here. Hope you enjoy.

After the County Parade each company had their own Company Parade where cadets were promoted and received other company presentations. More on this to follow when I receive the information and pictures from each company.

Well done to every cadet for all you have done this last 9 days on Annual Camp. You have all been amazing and it has been great to meet so many new faces on Annual Camp.

In separate presentations this evening Col Harrison presented The Queen’s Jubilee Medal to the Permanent Staff Team that was available on Annual Camp. A presentation was also made to 4 volunteers from 127 TS COY REME who assisted with the food distribution, issuing stores and a medic who ran the medical centre on the camp. They have all been invaluable with everything they have done.

Our adult volunteers have worked very hard from the start of camp and will not stop until the last coach drives off camp and the cadets are met by their parents/carers and taken home once they reach Greater Manchester. After then I am sure they will all catch up on much needed rest before the detachments open and the great work starts again by them all. Fantastic adult volunteers who rightly deserve The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).

For more pictures from today please click here

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Day 9 Annual Camp 2022