Monday, 15 August 2022

On the air

On the air

The Henley Army Cadet Force hosted a radio user course in preparation for their field craft training weekend in the spring.

Twenty cadets from across South Oxfordshire, including seven from Henley, were taught how to operate and maintain the same radio system as used by the British army.

They learned voice procedures, operation of the personal role radio and how to teach others the radio system.

The weekend culminated in a practical and written examination which tested the cadets’ knowledge of what they had learned.

Detachment commander 2Lt Thomas Fearn said: “This is the first radio user course we have ran for the best part of a decade. It is our aim to stimulate more interest in this subject, especially in an age where communication is all around. “The cadets found the course challenging but also very rewarding. I hope the skills they have learned will be put to good use on other cadet activities.”

The Henley Army Cadet Force parades every Wednesday from 7pm to 9.30pm at the Drill Hall in Friday Street and is currently looking for new cadets and adult volunteers.

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