19 March 2017
Cadet Lance Corporal Niall Bland is 16 and goes to Tunbridge Wells Detachment. He's been in the cadets for three years.
I joined when former SI Thorpe had been encouraging me to do so, he was a family friend so told me lots about what he got up to. I am studying Product Design, PE, History and French.
Cadets will really help me later on in life as it has given me a good foundation knowledge of military life and this will be really useful as I am aspiring to join AFC Harrogate this September.
The qualifications I have earnt will work favourably for me, my radio and first aid will set me apart from others when applying for a job.
I was out on patrol in 2016 and got to use my first aid skills to help my fellow cadets, one cadet had an infected bite and the other with a swollen leg. I along with the other cadets had to treat them whilst waiting for another section to assist us.
Without cadets I would probably be in a tonne of trouble! I would 100% reccomend joining to anyone, both cadets and adults as it teaches yousome really useful life skills.