Sunday 7th May 2023 saw a CFAV, Families Day. In conjunction with King Charles III Coronation celebrations, Commandant Colonel Britt Haggerty wanted to show her appreciation to the Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and their families.
The Army Cadet Force is all about our amazing Cadets. But to ensure our Cadets get the best experience possible, it relies on the dedication and voluntary service of our CFAVs. They give up their own time and crucially, sacrifice time with their own families. This is a small thank you to our CFAVs and their Families.
With a Pig Roast, Bouncy Castles, Slides, Games, Raffles, Presentations, and amazing sunny weather (Pre-booked by Padre Jo) the day was a fantastic celebration of King Charles III Coronation.
During the day we had Raffles and Competitions in aid of the Army Cadet Charitable Trust UK (ACCT UK) which are the official charity of the Army Cadet Force. In attendance was Murdo Urquhart, Chief Executive of ACCT UK. Murdo has been a friend of Wiltshire ACF and often shows his support for us.
Murdo presented a certificate of appreciation from ACCT UK to Col Haggerty in recognition of today's fundraising for ACCT UK
It has been a busy year for Wiltshire ACF, so this was also an opportunity to catch up and present awards to our CFAVs, some of who have recently left, after years of dedicated service to Wiltshire Army Cadet Force.
John Le Feurve MBE
John is the outgoing Cadet Executive Officer (CEO) of Wiltshire ACF. During his time as CEO, he was instrumental in canvassing and getting many grants for our Cadets, which enabled them to have the best cadet experience possible. He was an excellent CEO to our CFAVs and Cadets and we were sorry to see him leave. He was presented with a gift that was funded by donations from our CFAVs.
James has also recently left, joining in December 1991 giving 30 years of volunteer service to Wiltshire ACF. Col Haggerty presented his Cadet Force Warrant, his Cadet Force Medal, 3rd Clasp, Ten Tors Silver Certificate in recognition of 15 years Ten Tors Volunteering, and a Wiltshire and ACF Framed momento leaving present.
SMI Colin Brown
Colin was presented with his Cadet Force Medal (CFM), awarded after 12 years of Voluntary Service to the Army Cadet Force
SSI Neil Ashley
Neil is awarded the Commandants Coin for his exhaustive work in maintaining the historical archives of Wiltshire ACF through sifting, sorting, and organising 100s of images and documents. Also recently talking with ex-cadets and instructors of Wiltshire ACF who have given fascinating accounts of their time within the county cadet organisation, some as far back as the 1940s