16 October 2016
Huge congratulations to the cadets of our Sutton detachment who have won the coveted Elworthy Trophy, the country’s only tri-service cadet military skills competition.
The competition tests the basic skills of the teams of Cadets aged 12-18 years and combines these with general physical and mental agility. It is a challenging competition and is fiercely contested by all who enter.
The Cadets were put through their paces during the event and took part in a series of fun and demanding team activities including archery, command tasks, first aid, watermanship skills, casualty evacuation and observation skills.
Colonel Ian Denison OBE, Colonel Cadets London, who was instrumental in the planning and organisation of the event, enjoyed watching the teams of Cadets as they strove to succeed at each task. He said:
“This year’s contest was as competitive as ever with all the teams showing lots of enthusiasm and team spirit.” Colonel Denison also thanked the Management Committee and The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths for their continued support and sponsorship of the competition.