Army Cadets join forces for leadership training

Cdt Cpl Amber Turner (right) from North Somercotes Detachment taking part in the leadership training day.
Cdt Cpl Amber Turner (right) from North Somercotes Detachment taking part in the leadership training day.

With annual camp just a few weeks away, senior Army Cadets from north Lincolnshire detachments joined forces for a leadership refresher day.

Cadet non-commissioned officers (NCOs) have extra responsibilities and are expected to set a good example to juniors, so it’s important that their training is tailored to help with this aspect of their life as an Army Cadet.

The weekend was also a chance to rekindle friendships within 4 Company, which includes cadets from the Skegness area, Gainsborough, the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Included in a very busy training day, were team working, weapon training, drill and fieldcraft activities, with emphasis placed on their role as leaders within the Cadets.

Major Webber, recently appointed 4 Company’s Officer Commanding, was delighted to see how his cadets were responding to the training,

He commented: “I’m very pleased to see our cadet NCOs building on their strengths. I regard them as 4 Coy ambassadors and from what I’ve seen today they’ll be well-equipped and willing to take on more leadership roles.”

Over 300 cadets from the county will spend the first part of their school holidays at Longmoor Camp, Hampshire. For the young people involved, the 10-day Annual Camp is always the highlight of their Army Cadet experience — a chance to really progress their training, take part in fun activities such as rock climbing, archery and abseiling, and forge new friendships.

Anyone interested in learning more should visit armycadets.com or phone 01522 528109