NEWS

APRIL 16TH 2018

National Success at Skegness Army Cadets

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Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major Doveydas Vainoras receiving his award from Colonel Field

A senior cadet from Skegness was recently selected to attend a gruelling five-day competition to find the National Champion Cadet within the Army Cadet Force (ACF).

Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major, Doveydas Vainoras came a very creditable second in the ‘Champion Cadet’ competition, just being pipped at the post by a representative from Berkshire ACF.

This competition tested drill, marksmanship, first aid, orders, command tasks ability, night navigation and interview technique.

A delighted Colonel Jeremy Field, Commandant of Lincolnshire ACF, was at Skegness to present Doveydas with a certificate of achievement and an engraved tankard, commented: “To be the runner-up top cadet in the UK out of 40,000 cadets is a fantastic achievement and one to be very proud of.”

These are special days for the senior cadet, he recently led the Lincolnshire ACF Military Skills Team to victory in the ‘East of England Cadet Force’s Combat Cadet’ competition, held at Thetford.

It was a very memorable evening at the Skegness detachment, with one cadet at the peak of their cadet experience and another just taking their first steps.

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Cadet Chelsea Drayton with Colonel Field

Cadet Chelsea Drayton has now completed her basic training and was awarded her certificate by Colonel Field.

Anyone interested in joining the ACF, either as a cadet or adult instructor, should visit www.armycadets.com or telephone 01522 528109.

“To be the runner-up top cadet in the UK out of 40,000 cadets is a fantastic achievement and one to be very proud of.”