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WOODLEY DETACHMENT RE-OPENS

On 29 November 2021 Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of The Royal County of Berkshire Mr James Puxley reopened the Army Cadet Training Centre at 6 Platoon Woodley (ACF Centre, Grays Crescent, Woodley

WOODLEY DETACHMENT RE-OPENS

2 December 2021

  • Royal County Of Berkshire ACF

Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of The Royal County of Berkshire Mr James Puxley reopened the Army Cadet Training Centre at 6 Platoon Woodley (ACF Centre, Grays Crescent, Woodley (rear of Bulmershe School RG5 3EL) after a major refurbishment at a cost of 65 thousand pounds.

On arrival he met various dignitaries including the Mayor of Woodley: Janet Sartorel. He then presented 2 medals:

Maj EC Coogan MBE (Accumulated Campaign Service Medal)

Maj MD Small (Cadet Force Medal Gold Rosette)

The Lord Lieutenant officially re-opened the once tired Detachment, and as part of his speech he gave some interesting facts surrounding the building.

The building was originally erected in 1965 and has been delivering the Cadet Experience to the youth of Woodley since then.

Over the past 56 years this centre has delivered challenging military, adventurous and community activities, inspiring young people to achieve success in life with a spirit of service to the Queen, their Country and their local community.

South East Reserve Forces and Cadet Association in conjunction with Berkshire Army Cadet Force have worked tirelessly to raise the £65,000 required for this refurbishment.

The event showed the versatility of the Cadets with demonstration of lessons such as First Aid and Weapon safety. The Royal County of Berkshire Band provided music for everyone to enjoy on such a wonderful opening.

  • Berkshire ACF 007

    Fanfare for the Arrival of the Lord Lieutenant

  • Capt G Wonfor Royal County of Berkshire Quartermaster

    Meeting the Quartermaster

  • Woodley Detachment Commander SI Danskin

    Detachment Commander SI C Danskin

  • Lady Mayor of Woodley Janet Sartorel

    Mayor Janet Sartorel

  • Group of P Crowley, Commandant, LL & LL Cadet

    Lord Lieutenants Cadet Staff Sergeant D Waklin

  • Woodley Cadets on parade 2021

    Cadets on Parade

  • Eamonn Coogan - medal

    Major Eamonn Coogan - Accumulated Service Medal

  • Major Small Long service

    Major Small - Gold Rosette award for long service

  • LL Woodley speech 21

    Lord Lieutenant Speech

  • Opening of Woodley 21

    Official opening of Woodley Detachment

  • First Aid demonstration Woodley

    First Aid demonstration lesson

  • Safety with weapons - Woodley

    Safety with weapons demonstration

  • Senior Band Woodley opening

    Band entertaining the guests

  • Senior Band Woodley

    Entertainment

  • full group shot - Woodley opening

    Proud moment for everyone

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