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Rhos Cadet Retires

Sadly there reaches a time in a cadet’s journey when cadets “age out” on reaching 18 years. Cadet Colour Sergeant Joshua Moore has enjoyed over five years’ service with the Army

Rhos Cadet Retires

21 June 2021

  • Clwyd And Gwynedd ACF

Rhos Cadet Retires

Cadet Colour Sergeant Joshua Moore has “retired” from the ACF on reaching his 18 birthday, Joshua has been a cadet for over five years during which time he has progressed to Master Cadet. He completed five camps and has taken part in various sports including representing Clwyd and Gwynedd in the all-Wales winter sports. Amongst the many activities he has taken part in he also represented Wales in trips to France for the Armistice Commemorative visit in 2018 and the D-Day 75 commemorations in Normandy. Joshua also took part in the RCN Prince of Wales Cadet Nursing Scheme.

Joshua reported “I started cadets back in 2015 at Rhosllanerchrugog Detachment when I was in year 8 at Ysgol Rhiwabon. Since then I’ve been all around Britain with the cadet force. I have also taken part in overseas visits on two occasions. I have enjoyed my cadet hugely and would definitely recommend it. It’s been an honour to be part of such an amazing youth organisation. I would like to thank all the people who have helped me progress throughout my journey as a cadet. Throughout my cadet career, I have learned skills that doesn’t/dididn't just help me with my cadet life but also throughout normal civilian life.

I have already started to take steps to hopefully come back as an Adult Instructor in the near future to pass on my knowledge and give back and help shape the next generation of cadets.

Company Commander Andrea Burton said” Cdt C/Sgt Moore has been an asset to his detachment, the company, and the county. He has achieved all of the qualifications available to him as part of the syllabus. He has been an excellent example to the cadets within the company particularly over the lockdown period. His achievements are to be recognised. Well done and best wishes for your future.”

His Detachment Commander Alex Elliott said “Having seen Josh develop over the past few years on Albuhera and Crecy company weekends, represent the battalion on national events such as CADSAAM and the Cambrian patrol and complete high-level courses such as his Master Cadet and Cadet Leadership Course I have always been impressed by his determination, loyalty and selfless commitment to his detachment, company and cadet force as a whole. In the short time, I have had the pleasure of being his detachment commander he has shown this effort week in and week out and while his aging out is a loss to Clwyd and Gwynedd I hope it is only a short term loss as hearing him discuss his aspirations to be an instructor is good news as I have every faith he will make a success of that too”

To mark his “retirement” Joshua was presented with a tankard on his final company training day.