Each week the editor chooses a picture captured from a social media platform and this week it is from a tweet by Comd Offr Scots DG with… Read more “Picture of the week”
Each week the editor chooses a picture captured from a social media platform.
More pictures from Saturday’s Beating Retreat are now available to view.
Battalion cadets, together with their friends and relatives, assembled at the Motherwell Reserve Forces Centre last Thursday evening to receive some awards and presentations from Mr Derrick Hannan,… Read more “Presentations evening”
The Battalion hosted a Cadet Presentation Team Legacy Workshop at Dechmont CTC over the weekend. The workshop series is to enable cadets from across the services to… Read more “Skills and confidence much in evidence”
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… Read more “Remembrance Sunday”
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… Read more “Remembering a local hero”
The video of the highlights of the Battalion Arena Display is now on YouTube.
The Battalion Arena Display with the theme FUN, FRIENDSHIP, ACTION AND ADVENTURE took place at our Dechmont Training Centre on Saturday before an audience of distinguished guests.
A Troop Royal Artillery were the overall winners at the Battalion Swimming Championships held at the Matt Busby Sports Centre on Saturday.
Some pictures from our Annual Camp at Altcar. Click on a picture to see it full size:
A further set of pictures from the Somme Battlefield visit. Also see:
Some pictures of our cadets taken from various social media platforms in the last week or so:
The event in pictures.
Battalion cadets made a major contribution to the success of the Scottish team at the ACFA National Athletics Championships held at Grantham on Saturday 11th June.
The Commandant, as one of the Directing Staff on the Senior Officer Training Course at the Cadet Training Centre Frimley Park this week, used some volunteer ‘actors’… Read more “A Troop acting the part”
Colonel Stephanie Jackman TD, Assistant Commander 51 Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland, has agreed to be the Guest of Honour at the Battalion Arena Display in August.
B Tp RA provided an engagement day at Drumchapel High School. Bdr Kieran Rankin was one of the cadets involved.
Battalion cadets were part of the Massed Pipes and Drums of the cadet forces in Scotland on Saturday evening when they performed before a large and appreciative… Read more “Massed Pipes and Drums perform at Edinburgh Castle”
Cpl Kimberley Dougal received a unique honour on Saturday evening when she was presented with the Army Cadet Force Scotland Inspiration Trophy at a reception in the… Read more “An inspirational award for Battalion cadet”
The Battalion has announced that its Arena Display with the theme FUN – FRIENDSHIP – ACTION – ADVENTURE will take place at Dechmont on the evening of… Read more “Battalion display date announced”
Cadets from our Pipes and Drums detachment spent the last week honing their musical skills at Cameron Barracks, Inverness.
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… Read more “Cpl Ross Kay reports on the DofE 60th residential training event”
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… Read more “Poland Project cadets back home”
In today’s Battalion 2UP QUIZ the top two teams from each of the heats went forward to the final:
A fantastic week of skiing by Battalion cadets in the resort of Alpendorf. The experienced ones honed their techniques gained on previous trips and the first timers… Read more “Back from the slopes”
The countdown to an educational visit to Poland has begun for a group of cadets and CFAVs from the Battalion.
The Battalion Table Tennis Championships at Crow Road resulted in some exciting and challenging games for cadets from detachments throughout the Battalion.
While cadets were out and about throughout the Battalion area on the lead up to Remembrance Sunday, the total collected by cadets in Glasgow city centre alone… Read more “Scottish Poppy Appeal raises almost £16,000 by cadets in Glasgow”
Tonight at the headquarters of South Lanarkshire Council, Lt Lisa Hay from A Pl RHF, 2Lt Raymond Bell from 1 Tp Scots DG and SSI Peter Farrell… Read more “In recognition of meritorious service”
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… Read more “3 Troop supports nationwide campaign”
Coming up in January there is a new quiz to replace the Battalion Relay Quiz which has been running in various forms for over 30 years!
It was wet and miserable morning for the many cadets taking part in Remembrance Parades throughout the Glasgow and Lanarkshire area.
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… Read more “Supporting Poppy Scotland”
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… Read more “Awards night at the City Chambers”
The Battalion had a most successful day at the Scottish Cross Country and Football Championships held in Edinburgh on Saturday 25th October, winning most of the available… Read more “Outstanding success at Scottish Cross Country and Football”
It’s been a year since the inauguration of the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Army Cadets’ Association and last night the Chairman Major Craig Bryce presented a significant first… Read more “The Bn Association presents a cheque for £300”
They have always come in many shapes and sizes but the old style cadet ‘huts’ – although still doing valiant service in many parts of the country… Read more “Official opening of …. the biggest?”
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.
It was an (unusually) dry day in the Dechmont training area for the Battalion Cross Country Championships on Sunday. The Battalion team selection for the Scottish Championships… Read more “Battalion Cross Country Championships”
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.
LBdr Connor Adens received the award for being the Best Individual Cadet at the Royal Artillery Competition – a military skills event sponsored by the RA for the… Read more “Best cadet in Gunner competition”
Question: What do 2 generals, 4 brigadiers, 100 colonels, 1 commander, 1 group captain and a doctor have in common?
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… Read more “Lots of hot air for 1 Platoon”
On the evening of Thursday 6th August 2015, Major Darren Hughes, OC B Company, attended at the preview event of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the… Read more “Officer is guest of Commander at Edinburgh Tattoo”
On Sunday the 7th of June 2015, 30 cadets and 9 adults from 7 battalions around Scotland gathered at Barry Buddon Camp ready to embark on an… Read more “Cadets back from battlefield tour”
A cold, windy and damp evening on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade was the venue for the annual Ceremony of Beating Retreat organised by the Army Cadet Force Association… Read more “Battalion cadets perform on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade”
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… Read more “Battalion supports royal event”
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… Read more “Engaging with Duncanrig High School”
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… Read more “3 Troop Royal Engineers make the news”