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Sunday, 11 April 2021
THE new intake at the Henley detachment, Army Cadet Force, have passed their basic training syllabus with flying colours.
Over a six-month period at their unit in Friday Street, the new cadets have been steadily working through their training syllabus to earn their basic pass badge.
Their training included the British Heart Foundation’s Heartstart first aid course, shooting at the cadets’ indoor range and fieldcraft and tactics at an especially challenging time of year when the weather wasn’t always so kind.
Their training culminated at the Oxfordshire Army Cadet Force’s weekend training centre at Bicester garrison. Detachment commander 2Lt Thomas Fearn said: “The new intake has really excelled over the past six months.
“It is fantastic to see such an enthusiastic bunch of young people gain a recognised qualification in first aid by achieving the standard to pass the Heartstart course.
“The cadets have especially enjoyed shooting the number 8 rifle on our indoor live range where we have identified a number of potentially good shots. It is such a joy to instruct these young people and I hope that they reap the rewards of the Army Cadet Force now and in years to come.”
The Army Cadet Force is a national youth organisation for 12- to 18-year-olds sponsored and supported by the Ministry of Defence. It provides a challenging and varied syllabus based on military themes.
The Henley army cadets parade at the Drill Hall in Friday Street every Wednesday from 7pm to 9.30pm. They are currently looking for new cadets and adult volunteers. Feel free to come along and experience something new.
For more information, please email detachment commander 2Lt Thomas Fearn at firstname.lastname@example.org
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