Parkstone’s February Intake takes the ACF Promise
On the 28th April 2022, Parkstone invited the parents of the February intake to witness the Cadets promise to uphold the values and standards of the Army Cadet Force, both within the Detachment and in everyday life. The Cadets also received their Royal British Legion (RBL) affiliation badge. The values and standards consist of:
Courage- The physical courage to overcome new challenges ahead of them and the moral courage to do what is right.
Discipline- The discipline to do things properly and setting the right example so everyone is confident that they won’t be let down by their teammates.
Respect for Others- To treat others as you would expect to be treated as insults, ridicule and intimidation can be damaging to others.
Integrity- Being honest and with yourself and your teammates.
Loyalty- Supporting the ACF and your teammates. This is looking after your teammates, putting their needs before your own and not letting them down even when times get tough.
Selfless Commitment- The way to work together to achieve our goals and to go further.
Professional- To look smart, give a good impression and be proud.
Appropriate Behaviour- To be a role model to others and to be structured such as not swearing.
Lawful- To uphold and follow the law of the land.
The ceremony commenced with two speeches from Cdt Emily Schonrock, the Sponsor Cadet and Cdt Lisa-Marie Smart on their experience within the ACF. Both Cadets are amongst the most senior within the detachment with lots to say including them seeing Parkstone as a part of their family.
The evening continued with the Cadets taking their ACF promise followed with the presentation of the RBL badges by Tony Harvey, the Poole Branch Secretary and concluded with a drill display.
Abbe Bladon, the mother of Cdt Jake Bladon who was in attendance added “it was lovely being invited to our son’s promise ceremony and it was wonderful seeing what he gets up to at Cadets. We were very impressed with the detachment’s drill and friendliness of all the Cadets”
Sarah Lewis, the mother of Cdt Morgan Lewis added “it was a very proud moment for us as parents. Listening to the speeches of the more experienced cadets, we can see he is going to gain so much from being a part of Parkstone Detachment”
SSI Ross Wheeler-Clayton, the Detachment Commander added “it was a proud moment to welcome the newest intake into the Parkstone team and the evening was a great success”
He also added “the speeches from Cdt Schonrock and Smart were really well spoken with confidence and hearing their passion for Parkstone was a very proud moment. Well done to Cdt Schonrock, Smart and those who took their ACF promise including: Cdt Bladon, Lewis, Miles and Richards”.