Although disruption to training caused by the Covid Pandemic resulted in our County sending a team of largely junior cadets who had not had extensive signals training, the team make a fantastic effort, learned an enormous amount and did well, coming 8th out of 14. This was a strong performance considering the circumstances, and was testament to the hard work and enthusiasm of our cadets, as well as the commitment of our adults who had trained them in a short space of time. 1st Place went to Sussex ACF. The adult instructors, none of whom had attended the competition before, saw the whole experience as a superb learning opportunity which will enable our county to field an even stronger team in the future.
SSI Porl Lamonte said: ‘its been an amazing experience, a lot of fun, and the cadets did really well. All the cadets had a great time and are really keen to return next year.’ SSI Dale Irving said: ‘For a junior team to do as well as they did was a great achievement. As adult instructors we can take back what we have learned, build on it, and return much stronger next year.’
Text by SI Doug Stuart
Thanks to Lt Al Protacio, Clr Sjt Richard Bayliss, SSI Dale Irving and SSI Porl Lamonte.