NEWS

NOVEMBER 30TH 2017

MP meets Army cadets in Belper

Mrs P Latham OBE MP at Belper Detachment

Pauline Latham OBE MP during her visit to Belper Detachment

Army cadets in Belper had a special visitor this month as they welcomed their local MP to their detachment to learn more about activities on offer in the town for young people.

Pauline Latham OBE MP visited Derbyshire Army Cadet Force’s (ACF) Belper Detachment on Friday 24 November having the opportunity to speak to local cadets and their adult volunteers and ask any questions she may have.

A range of activities were also on display including cadets partaking in drill, personal camouflage and concealment and Heartstart training that teaches cadets potentially life-saving skills.

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Doyle, a senior adult volunteer and Commandant of Derbyshire ACF, attended the event. He explained: “We were delighted to invite Mrs Latham to join us in Belper. She took part in a tour of the centre, learnt more about what’s on offer in the town for youngsters involved with the ACF and chatted to a number of cadets individually.

Mrs P Latham OBE MP speaks to a cadet at Belper Detachment

Mrs Latham OBE MP speaks to a cadet at Belper Detachment

“The event was really successful with positive feedback being received all-round.”

Pauline Latham OBE MP said: “I have long been an admirer of Derbyshire ACF. Units such as this help give confidence to young people and even shape their future careers. They have an opportunity for exciting activities but also to learn the importance of team-working.

“I am also thoroughly impressed by the volunteers who lead them. They give up their time because they have a passion to see young people make the best of themselves.”

Derbyshire ACF has detachments across the county including Derby, Chesterfield, Long Eaton, Buxton, Glossop, Ilkeston, New Mills, Matlock and Chapel-En-Le Frith.

To find out more about volunteering in your area with the ACF contact 01332 772025 ext. 21 or email em-der-ao1@rfca.mod.uk

“We were delighted to invite Mrs Latham to join us in Belper. She took part in a tour of the centre, learnt more about what’s on offer in the town for youngsters involved with the ACF and chatted to a number of cadets individually."