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April 8th 2016

Army Cadets are twin powered

Cadets Megan and Molly Daniel

For Army Cadets Megan and Molly Daniel Easter 2016 was one to remember.

Joining 150 other cadets from across Lincolnshire, the 14-year-old identical twins from Kirton Detachment have returned from five days at Beckingham Camp, where they completed their basic cadet training.

Reflecting on her time at camp, Megan said: “Camp has gone really well for me as I’ve passed everything I needed to, especially shooting where I got the ‘best marksman’ award. My marching is much better too; I can now keep in time!”

Throughout camp, her sister Molly helped ensure that her billet was spic and span and her efforts were also formally acknowledged at the parade.

Molly said: “With this being my second camp I’ve achieved a lot such as applying my camouflage cream correctly first time and passing my shooting.”

Bill Thompson, a spokesman for Lincolnshire Army Cadets, commented: “For many cadets, it’s the friends they make, both in their own detachment and when away on camps such as Beckingham, that is valued as much as anything. They have experienced so much already but, really, their cadet adventure has only just begun.”

Molly summed up the camp by saying, “Cadets is great fun and there is so much variety. Yes, drill can be a challenge, it takes time and practice to get it right but it’s great when you crack it! This camp has been fantastic.”

To complete the camp, both cadets took part in the ‘passing out’ parade and were both called to the podium to receive awards for excellence from Colonel Ian Sackree, Commandant of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force.

“With this being my second camp I’ve achieved a lot such as applying my camouflage cream correctly first time and passing my shooting.”