Cadets at Endcliffe Detachment, D company worked hard to raise funds at last year’s Afternoon Tea at Endcliffe Hall to pay for detachment days out during the recent May half term break.
One of these trips was a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
The idea was that if cadets could see how much things cost, and they would know how much they would need to raise. On these occasions, our biggest cost was the transport which was provided by an external company, however as a bonus, entry into the Arboretum was free.
The weather was pleasant enough, not too hot and there was too much to see in one day. I made sure that every detachment attending visited their own regimental memorial and took photos to remember the day. For some cadets this is likely to be their last outing as a cadet before they age out of the organisation.