Each week the editor chooses a picture captured from a social media platform.
The National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) are offering a four day residential course for young people aged 14-15 who are interested in a career in cyber security. The course is being administered by Glasgow University from 25-28 July and is completely free.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has announced the new Army Cadet Achievement, Teamwork and Citizenship Award which requires cadets to:
Our picture shows cadets from this Battalion with Alasdair Hutton OBE, narrator for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
With the latest recruiting material being delivered, now is a good time for detachments to get recruiting.
The winners of the Brigade Alban Sodger competition with their presentation frames.
10 Bn cadets have gained a Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) Level 4 Award in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).
2Lt Cammy Green is the first (unless you know different) member of the Battalion to receive a certificate as part of the Saltire Awards. This Award, supported by the Scottish Government, recognises the commitment and contribution of young people between the ages of 18 and 25 volunteering to work in their community.
Poppy Scotland have just let us know that the total collected by Battalion cadets in Glasgow city centre on Poppy Saturday was £12,496.
Cadets from throughout the Battalion area were at local Remembrance Day parades yesterday. In Glasgow over 170 cadets and adult volunteers were at the service at the cenotaph on George Square and march-past the City Chambers with representatives of the armed forces, emergency services and veterans organisations.
Cadets were out and about throughout the Battalion area on Saturday to support Poppy Scotland, the culmination of a week of shaking cans at various supermarkets. In Glasgow city centre alone there were around 200 cadets and adult volunteers encouraging shoppers to wear a poppy with pride.
Cadet Melissa Rodger currently on the Battalion battlefield study trip, lays a cross at the grave of her relative, Private Samuel Loudon Rodger.
Cadets from D Pl RHF attended the unveiling of a plaque at Nitshill train station dedicated to Sgt John Meikle MM VC a soldier who was awarded the VC posthumously for his gallantry at Marfaux, during the 4th Seaforth advance along the River Ardre, where he was killed in action on 20 July 1918.
The Battalion held a competition tonight to choose our entry for the Brigade Alban Sodger Competition, which is based on research and reflection on the years that have passed since the start of World War One and its effect on the local community.
A further set of pictures from the Somme Battlefield visit.
B Company cadets take part in a service to commemorate the Battle of High Wood, where on 15 and 16 July 1916, 192 men of the Glasgow Highlanders TA Battalion were killed in action.
Cadets from F Pl RHF are off to the battlefields of World War 1 to commemorate the Glasgow soldiers who lost their lives there.
Today SI Connor Gibson – A Tp RA; SI Mark Maxwell – 1 Tp Scots DG; Miss Laura Kerr – ex SI 6 Tp Scots DG and Mr Kristopher Love – ex Cadet RSM 3 Pl RSB were at the Palace of Hollyroodhouse in Edinburgh to receive their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Certificates in the presence of HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex.
Some pictures of our cadets taken from various social media platforms in the last week or so:
The event in pictures.
5 Platoon Scots Guards at Lanark were out last Friday with Pupils from Carnwath Primary school at Dunsyre.
The boys and girls were shown some of the activities of the Army Cadet Force and how cadets moved through the star levels of the Army Proficiency Certificate.
B Tp RA provided an engagement day at Drumchapel High School. Bdr Kieran Rankin was one of the cadets involved.
Cadets from D Pl RHF and 1 Tp Scots DG have been finding out about the role of fire-fighters in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Thirty seven cadets and adult leaders from 25 ACF counties/battalions gathered at Ballykinler Camp in Northern Ireland from 26th March to 1st April for a special Duke of Edinburgh’s Award residential training event organised to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Cpl Ross Kay reports. Continue reading
Cadets of C Company turn out at Firhill to support Breast Cancer Care Scotland and raise much needed funds.
Cadets and adult volunteers from A Company took part in a very intense but rewarding training weekend of public speaking and presentation skills.
19 members of the Battalion have just returned from this year’s Poland Project visiting Krakow to learn about the holocaust and how the city has adapted after the war. The trip included a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Yesterday seven cadets from 3 Troop Royal Engineers (Airdrie), attended Sky Academy in Livingston, representing the Army Cadet Force, to be a part of a nationwide #iwill campaign second anniversary event.
Last night cadets from F Pl RHF (Glasgow Highlanders) presented over 60 Christmas Care Parcels to Lynn O’Brien of Support Our Soldiers. The parcels, collected across B Coy, will be distributed to members of 2 SCOTS in Afghanistan.
Many of the Battalion’s cadets have been out and about in supermarkets and shopping centres throughout the week, but it all culminated today in many Lanarkshire town centres and in the City of Glasgow where the cadets were out in force.
Cadets from throughout B Company have been showing their support for 2 SCOTS by collecting items to include in the Christmas packages to be sent out to the troops in the Support Our Soldiers Christmas Parcel Appeal.
As we head towards Remembrance Weekend when the Battalion’s cadets will be out in force to encourage everyone to ‘wear a poppy with pride’, some detachments have already been making their presence felt at local supermarkets and shopping centres.
Last night Cdt SSgt Sophie Mullen from E Pl RHF, SSI John Terry from A Tp RA and SSI David Green from D Tp RA were presented with Lord Lieutenant’s Certificates of Meritorious Service by the Lord Provost of Glasgow Councillor Sadie Docherty.
2 Platoon RSB Motherwell have been working hard to raise some much needed funds for two very deserving charities, St Andrews Hospice and Walking with the Wounded.
The Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire was the guest of honour at a presentations evening held at the Dechmont Cadet Training Centre on Wednesday 14th October. Continue reading
Sixteen cadets from F Pl RHF (Glasgow Highlanders) represented the Battalion at the Battle of Loos Commemoration Service at Glasgow Cathedral on Sunday 27th September. Continue reading
1 Platoon RSB provided the inflatable obstacle course and climbing tower at the Strathaven Balloon Festival on Saturday 29th August — an annual event that brings lots of visitors to the town and is popular with the locals. Continue reading
The Tri-Service cadet forces, under the auspices of Lowland RFCA were invited to play host to a number of guests from Education backgrounds alongside members of the Scottish Government at the recent 21 Gun Salute held at Edinburgh Castle to mark HM The Queen’s 89th Birthday.
While the rest of the Battalion were enjoying themselves and training hard at Easter Camp, one of our officers 2Lt Daniel Dillon was competing in an endurance event a little closer to home. Continue reading
1 Troop Scots Dragoon Guards (East Kilbride) Detachment ran a very successful community engagement event at Duncanrig High School in East Kilbride in early April, to raise the profile of the ACF and the Battalion. Continue reading
Today 3 Troop Royal Engineers (Airdrie) D Company visited the brand new multimillion pound Sky Academy Skills Studios in Livingston and were treated to a fun filled and interactive afternoon of looking at how TV is made and then getting the chance to produce their own professional News Report. Continue reading
Last weekend the Battalion’s 2Lt Chris Peacock and 2Lt Danny Dillon took part in the Marmot Dark Mountains (MDM) marathon, in aid of the military charity Combat Stress. This event is a marathon like no other Continue reading