The latest edition of Army Cadet Volunteer (Summer 2017) has been published and can be viewed on-line. This edition includes:
The Battalion has appointed Amy Coulter as the Cadet RSM.
The Battalion has another successful day at the ACFA Scotland Athletics Championships held at Grangemouth on Saturday winning six of the eight available trophies and being runners-up in the remaining two:
Army Cadets Scotland now have their own Facebook page and Twitter account:
The results of the Battalion Athletics Championships held at Kelvinside Academy’s playing fields on Sunday were:
Parents, members of the public and a number of high profile guests were entertained by almost 200 musicians on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle last night for the annual Beating Retreat.
When Mrs Brown asked Major Darren Hughes on Saturday’s show on BBC1 to give Rory Brown and Dino Doyle (Rory Cowan and Gary Hollywood) some drill training – the result was not unexpected!
The Bn Boys Team was the winners at the Scottish Tug of War Championships held in Perth on Saturday. The Girls Team were runners-up.
‘Army Cadet Morgan all set to bang the drum for Dingwall!’ is the story in the Ross-shire Journal.
2 Pl RSB have won the UK Small Bore Competition for the News of the World Challenge Cup at the shoulder to shoulder final held at Bisley last weekend.
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 Battalion has published its Annual Review of 2016-17.
The Army has created a brand new category in this year’s Army Photographic Competition aimed at cadet organisations across the UK.
Cadets from our Pipes and Drums detachment will be joining around 200 cadets at the Cadet Piping and Drumming Concentration to be held at Cameron Barracks, Inverness, from this Saturday 8th April.
Seven Battalion cadets have just been awarded their BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development through their service with the Army Cadet Force. They are:
Our picture shows cadets from this Battalion with Alasdair Hutton OBE, narrator for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
In the National Cross Country and Six-a-Side Football Championships held at the weekend, the Battalion contributed 31 cadets to the Scottish teams with the Girls Senior Cross Country team winning gold, the Senior Boys team gaining silver and the Junior Boys bronze.
On Thursday 2nd February 2017, 21 members of Glasgow & Lanarkshire Battalion took part in the 4th Poland Project. This educational project involved cadets from 7 detachments undertaking research and completing 3 workbooks on the atrocities of WWII.
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, a Deputy Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.
D Company presents Lt Col Derek Balfour with a memento of his time as Company Commander, as he takes over his Deputy Commandant duties at Lothian and Borders Battalion.
The first mini-bus in the Battalion with the latest ‘Army Cadets’ branding. Very smart!
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).
With various 100th anniversaries occurring in 2017, including the Battles of Arras and Cambrai, and following the success of the 2015 Battlefield Tour, ACFA Scotland is organising another Tour this year.
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.
22 members of the Battalion departed yesterday for this year’s Poland Project, which will include visiting Krakow to learn about the Holocaust and how the city has adapted since the war. The trip will include a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Our Picture of the Week last week featured Sergeant Mathew Campbell with his Three Star certificate and it’s not unusual for us to feature awards to cadets on these pages, but generally they are at the ‘higher end’ of APC, DofE, shooting, sport etc, but, of course, on a week to week basis many cadets are being recognised for their achievements, perhaps not as grand as they might be after a few years service, but very important to them, and important for the continued success of the detachment.
Mick Collins is the latest of our CFAVs to join the officer ranks.
Fancy yourself as a Spielberg, Lucas or Scorsese? The ACF has launched its very own national video competition open to cadets (or detachment-based teams of cadets).
The Army Cadet Force has published the results of its ATTITUDE survey which invited CFAVs and cadets to comment on life in the cadets.
The Detachment Commander of E Pl RHF (Beardmore), 2Lt Andy McHugh, explains how the windfall came about:
Poppy Scotland have just let us know that the total collected by Battalion cadets in Glasgow city centre on Poppy Saturday was £12,496.
The latest edition of Army Cadet Volunteer has just been published. Eyes on the Prize – learn more about the different awards available to cadets and volunteers and how to submit nominations. Hear from CFAVs who have used leadership skills developed in the ACF to help their careers, plus we uncover the top 10 New Year’s resolutions CFAVs wish cadets would make!
Major Derek Balfour, currently OC D Company Glasgow and Lanarkshire Battalion has been appointed a Deputy Commandant with Lothian and Borders Battalion.
Andrew Lacey of 5 Pl Scots Guards had been promoted to Cadet CSM and appointed as the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for the County of Lanarkshire.
The final of the Air Rifle Competition for the Lean Cup was held yesterday at the Easterhouse Cadet Centre.
Lt Col Alex McNamee has been appointed as the new commandant of the Battalion.
Over 120 cadets competed in the Battalion Table Tennis Championships held at the Crow Road Reserve Forces Centre on Sunday 27 November.
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 learn, practise and develop their public speaking skills.
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.
Pictures from the Belgium Battlefield Tour – October 2016
This week Cadet Sergeant Sophie Graham from 3 Tp Royal Engineers has been on the Salisbury Plain Training Area for a pilot Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) camp run by the Regular Army for members of the Cadet Forces who have an interest in pursuing careers in one of the above areas.
During the October school holiday week, cadets from the Battalion have been hard at work gaining qualifications from the Pipes & Drums music syllabus at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh.
The week ended with a prestigious competition held at the Army School of Bagpipe Music & Highland Drumming and two of the Battalion’s cadets won awards.
The Battalion had major success at the Scottish Five-a-Side and Cross Country championships held today in Edinburgh.
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.