By Major Andy Pilling, Company Commander No 3 (Somme) Company
There comes a time in the cadet experience for all cadets that they hope will never happen. Becoming 18 years of age, they become an adult and their cadet journey ends as they set out in life as adults.
Cadet RSM Tyler Holloway from Hyde Detachment, recently came to the end of his cadet journey.
Having started his cadet experience in the ACF 5 1/2 years ago as a recruit he learnt new skills that will go on to help him in adulthood. He has had unique experiences, the memories of them will be with him forever.
From being a Cadet to Cadet RSM, Cadet RSM Holloway worked his way through the ranks to become the Cadet RSM of Greater Manchester ACF, the highest rank a Cadet can achieve.
On his last he was presented a gift, a mini PACE stick as a momento of his time with the ACF along with other gifts from his fellow cadets at Hyde.
No 3 (Somme) Company wish Tyler Holloway their best wishes in his future.
From Cadet RSM Tyler Holloway
On the 1st October 2016, I joined a small detachment within the Army Cadet Force. When I first arrived there, I was very welcomed, which led me onto knowing that I wanted to join the ACF and that I wanted to progress.
The progression of my ACF career isn’t much to differ from others you know. I strived to become where I finished and did everything that I could to get there. Which I know that a lot of cadets do that, they work their hardest and they are rewarded for it.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, with the help of my company command team, I continued to strive and do the most I could, even during hard times.
From getting promoted to Cadet Lance Corporal on the 21st August 2017, to getting promoted to Cadet RSM on the 21st August 2021, it’s been an exciting and useful experience.
Any cadet can be the Cadet RSM. Whether or not you have only just started cadets, or you’ve been there a while. If you try your hardest at everything you do, then you’ll achieve what you can believe.
It’s been a long but exciting journey, and I have learnt so much from my time at the Army Cadet Force. The knowledge and experience I have learnt is what will help me go further into my adulthood, which is why I appreciate absolutely everything I have learnt and experienced, and I appreciate everyone who was there along the way. I owe a huge gratitude to the Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, seeing how hard they work for all cadets and what they put on for the cadets to learn, it’s so good what they do.
I say again. Thank you everyone and I am grateful for my time within Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force.
Best of luck everyone with your future, and it’s all up and onwards for GMACF from here.