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.