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August 15th 2017

All around the country (and world) – weekend round up 14/8/17

A Company cadets

The annual camp season has continued with Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) returning home from Shropshire, Lincolnshire ACF continuing their camp in North Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire ACF arriving in Hampshire.

There’s plenty more pictures and videos from all the camps to be uploaded to the ones already on www.eastmidlandsrfca.co.uk over the next few days.

Lincs ACF cadet on annual camp

Lincs ACF cadet on annual camp

A number of Junior Sea Cadets from the area have gone to the Junior Sea Cadets National Camp that’s taking place in Yorkshire. It got underway on Sunday with over 300 of the younger members of the corps in attendance.

Members from Trent Wing of the Air Training Corps (ATC) have been up at RAF Spadeadam in Cumbria exploring parts of Hadrian’s Wall as part of their Summer Camp.

Two cadets from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland (LNR) ACF are currently on the trip of a lifetime in South Africa as part of an exchange project.

Yesterday Summer Keightley and Corporal Rosier Kennedy visited Rorke’s Drift battlefield after trekking through the nearby landscape.

One person back from such an incredible trip is Cadet Warrant Officer Morgan Pether of 1082 Brimington and District Air Cadets. He spent nearly three weeks in Australia as part of the International Air Cadet Exchange that saw him visit Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney with Air Cadets from across the world.

Swadlincote squadron

Swadlincote squadron at the end of the 100k march

A group of cadets from 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron visited Belgium to take part in the Dodentocht Marches in Bornem, Belgium. The cadets managed to walk the 100k, in the required 24 hours to claim medals. The group actually took an impressive 22 hours 23 minutes to complete the challenge.

A number of Junior Sea Cadets from the area have gone to the Junior Sea Cadets National Camp that’s taking place in Doncaster. It got underway on Sunday with over 300 of the younger members of the corps in attendance.

Of the older Sea Cadets, Nottingham were out sailing on Sunday while Market Harborough Sea Cadets helped the Market Harborough Summer Fair run smoothly.

158 Squadron Royal Logistics Corps have been out and about on the recruitment trail. On Saturday they were in Lincoln as part of the 1940s celebrations. They followed that up by a trip to the seaside taking part in the Skegness Carnival on Sunday.

158 out at the 1940s celebration in Lincoln

158 out at the 1940s celebration in Lincoln

Members of 162 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps who joined their colleagues from 165 Regiment to take part in the Rolex Fastnet 2017 sailing race enjoyed their weekend after completing their 605 nautical mile trip around the south coast.

After leaving at 11am on Sunday 6 August they finished the race on Friday at 3.30pm for 260th place out of well over 300 competitors – a fine achievement.

Finally it all kicked off in Grantham as the town hosted the Army Reserve six-a-side football competition.  Sadly none of the local units were able to claim the glory with 4 Lancs winning the men’s tournament and 159 Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps taking home the women’s title.

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