There comes a time when cadets reach retirement age and “age out” of the ACF. For Denbigh Cadet Sgt Louis Armstrong Davies that time has come.
Louis has been in cadets for nearly five years completing his 3-star training and working towards his 4-star award. He achieved an ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders in 2019 developing leadership and mentoring skills and valuable personal self-leadership skills, including self-motivation and resilience. Louis has attended a number of main camps and played sports at regional, Welsh and national levels.
Louis achieved the senior leadership role of Sergeant in 2021 due to his individual ability and merit and having completed a senior leadership course. Cadet Sergeants are typically second in command within their local detachment and have important responsibilities for supporting junior cadets in their charge and for assisting adult instructors.
Detachment Commander Mark Williams said “Sgt Louis Armstrong Davies will age out after being at Denbigh Detachment for 5 years. He has progressed through his training and has been a role model for the younger cadets. Louis is always first in for the activities and willing to try anything with a smile and a sense of humour. In the future, Louis is considering becoming an Adult Instructor.”
After his last parade night, Louis posed “I just want to thank everyone for being an amazing detachment I have been lucky to have such a good group of cadets and I hope you will carry on and achieve amazing things I also want to thank all the staff of Denbigh detachment thank you for everything.”
His “retirement” was suitable marked on his last company training weekend with a specially delivered cake from the Company Sergeant Major on Saturday night and a memento from Company Commander Darien Elie at the final parade on Sunday.
We wish Louis well in his “retirement” and all the best for the future.