Wiltshire Army Cadets achieve junior instructor status

28 October 2017

Army Cadets from across Wiltshire successfully completed the Junior Cadet Instructors Cadre (JCIC) at the Wiltshire ACF Cadet Training Centre in Tilshead this week. The course is part of the cadets’ development to improve personal skills and help them complete more advanced training in the future. The cadets learnt how to teach other cadets a range of subjects from navigation to fieldcraft. Each cadet had to deliver theory and skills lessons.  The course also introduced cadets to leadership skills and the main responsibilities of being a Cadet Junior Non-Commissioned Officer in the field.

The cadets were also put through their paces on the drill square and being assessed for their 3-Star subject pass in Drill and Turnout.  The skill of each cadet was tested as they demonstrated how well they instructed and controlled other cadets as they completed a series of complex drill movements.

After a very successful week the cadets were presented with award certificates and JCIC badges.

Major Pete White, County Training Officer for Wiltshire ACF said: "The standard of lesson delivery during the JCIC was very high considering this was the first time some cadets would have stood up to and communicated to larger groups. Every cadet worked extremely hard throughout the week and I was very impressed with their work ethic and continued dedication to develop. Wiltshire ACF really does have amazing cadets and these young leaders will certainly benefit the younger members of the cadet force in Wiltshire."

Pictures: Course photograph; Cadets with achievement awards; JCIC badge.