The Initial Officer Training Residential at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was a fantastic weekend and it was good to see again some of the people who were with me at CFCB Westbury.
The presentation of a Four Star award is always an important event both for the cadet and for the detachment. However at Coalburn last night the presentations took on a particular significance for Lt Chris Peacock, now a Battalion Assistant Training Officer, because the two girls involved were his first recruits when he had just been appointed a Detachment Commander at 5 Pl RSB, five years ago.
As this post goes on-line there are just 95 days to the start of Annual 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.
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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.
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.
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’ from A Tp RA to illustrate one of his presentations.
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.
Cadets from our Pipes and Drums detachment spent the last week honing their musical skills at Cameron Barracks, Inverness.
A successful C Company weekend held at Dechmont Training Centre – in pictures.
Cadets and adult volunteers from A Company took part in a very intense but rewarding training weekend of public speaking and presentation skills.
The run of Company Weekends at Dechmont continued last weekend with B Company. It was a weekend of theory and practical Skill at Arms training for cadets at every APC star level to increase their skills in weapon handling drills.
Last weekend saw C Company training at our Dechmont Cadet Training Centre. Lots of happy smiling faces despite the miserable weather as the cadets took part in a wide range of APC subjects including Skill at Arms, First Aid and Small Bore Shooting.
A very busy week for some of the Battalion’s piping & drumming cadets. It was one of the three week long continuation camps held at Redford Barracks throughout the year. Continue reading
The Battalion team has, for the second year in a row, won the Brigade Military Skills Competition. 2Lt Chris Peacock, the team manager, reports on the event. Continue reading
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 ACF and CCF in the UK. The teams of 10 cadets are tested in all aspects of the Army Proficiency Syllabus. Continue reading
It was a busy weekend at the Training Centre. The first weekend for cadets heading towards Three Star and the completion of training for the cadets who achieved Two Star. Continue reading
Another busy weekend for Glasgow and Lanarkshire, as cadets across the Battalion took part in the selection weekend for the Military Skills team. Continue reading
Each year the ACF runs the Champion Cadet Competition to try and identify the top cadet from throughout the UK. Not an easy task as CUO Jonathan Gilbride found out: Continue reading
Bn adults and officers (and those cadets who have attended the Cadet Leadership and Master Cadet courses there) know that Frimley Park is the national training centre for the Army Cadet Force. Continue reading
Cameron Barracks was the home for cadets from our Pipes and Drums Detachment for a week at Easter as they honed their music skills at the annual Pipes and Drums Concentration. Continue reading
On 28 March over 50 members of B Company were hosted by 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (Royal Highland Fusiliers) at Glencorse Barracks, Penicuik. Continue reading
Two of our officers have recently been appointed to new roles in the training wing. Continue reading