SMI Debbie Callaghan, County PRO Greater Manchester ACF
A none stop weekend for the cadets and staff on No 4 (Korea) Company Camp.
There were 35 new recruits, who was on their first camp with the ACF. These were in addition to the returning cadets. All the cadets I spoke with had beaming smiles and said they were really enjoying the camp. Great to hear.
The training delivered by the staff was, as always, of a very high standard. The training included First Aid, Shooting, Fieldcraft (even in the snow that had fallen over the weekend) Turnout (uniforms) etc.
The cadets and staff enjoyed a lovely ‘Christmas Dinner’ with the cadets being served by staff as a nice treat. A great treat for everyone.
A visit from our Commandant, Col Catherine Harrison, to chat with the cadets and staff. This also gave Col Harrison the opportunity to present Capt Andi Boulton, No 4 (Korea) Company Training Officer, a bar to go with her medal for her long service (21 years) to the ACF as a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer.
Cadets from the company who recently undertook their silver DofE expedition gave presentations on their weekend and spoke about their team work to encourage one another throughout which helped keep their moral high and motivation to ensure they completed their weekend expedition. Cadets advised how to enrol if they interested in joining the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
A record number of promotions for cadets who worked hard before and during the lockdown to complete their assessments.
From Cadet Cpl to Cadet Sgt for:
Cadet Sgt Nevell
From Cadet LCpl to Cadet Cpl:
Cadet Cpl Sussex
Cadet Cpl Renshaw
Cadet Cpl Crowther
Cadet Cpl Ashworth – (Not on camp therefore promoted by Lt Col Paul Smillie who visited her detachment on 29.11.2021)
From Cadet to Cadet LCpl:
Cadet LCpl Atkinson
Cadet LCpl Vella
Cadet LCpl Drury
Cadet LCpl Coates
Cadet LCpl Schofield C
Cadet LCpl Shawcross
Cadet LCpl Beeching
Cadet LCpl Calderbank
Cadet LCpl Wilkes
Cadet LCpl Best
Cadet LCpl Crofts
Cadet LCpl McCluskey
Cadet LCpl Schofield O
In addition to the promotions 7 - One Star passes and 1 - Two Star pass was achieved.
Well done everyone!
Thank you to Lt Emma Harrison and SSI Katie Whiteside for some great pictures.