After a networking opportunity, the formal programme started with a welcoming address by Colonel Fred Owen, Commandant. Who not only welcomed guests to the CTC but spoke about the rewards of being in the Army Cadet Force for both our cadets and Adult Volunteers, who give a lot of their own time for free.
He gave an inspirational speech about what our young people give back to society and the amazing opportunities members of the County have had over the last training year. Before the activities started, the Honorary Colonel, Colonel Simon Banks-Cooper addressed the guests echoing what the Commandant had said, and highlighting the skills that our cadets and Adult Volunteers can bring to an organisation.
The next stage of the day was a chance for our guests to see, hear about and take part in some of the activities that are on offer to our cadets. They saw a variety of stands including; First Aid, Command Tasks, Laser Clay Shooting, and the Cadet Gun Run. In addition to this they had the opportunity to talk with cadets and CFAV and hear all about what they enjoyed and got out of being a member of the Army Cadet Force.
They heard all about the cadet experience including the Cadet Canada exchange program, static line parachuting and a number of other exciting expeditions.
Lunch part way through the stands gave our visitors another chance to network and talk more with our cadets and volunteers.