5 May 2016
Cadets and instructors from 15 Platoon Theale said goodbye to one of the detachments longest serving cadets earlier this year. Cadet Sergeant Major Liam Smith joined the ACF at the age of twelve and leaves at the age of 18 to follow a start his basic training in the Royal Navy.
During his six years with Berkshire ACF, Liam achieved all of levels of the Duke of Edinburgh award including his Gold which he received at St James palace in November 2015. He also passed all the ACF Star Levels and achieved his BTEC qualification.
Upon leaving the detachment, Liam was asked if he had one piece of advice for the younger cadets. "Do everything that cadets has to offer, all the weekends and camps” he responded “Even if the activity isn't what you like do it anyway. It will benefit you in the long run. "
He also attended and passed his cadet leadership course at the Cadet Training Centre at Frimley Park. He also attended the Norway exchange trip in February. Liam has a place in the Royal Navy where he will train to be an Air Engineer.