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December 18th 2015

Cadets awarded in West Bridgford

Six cadets from Nottingham have been awarded for their achievements and commitment to the Army Cadet Force (ACF) throughout 2015.

The cadets from West Bridgford detachment of Nottinghamshire ACF were recognised for everything from helping to recruit more cadets to the detachment, to representing the ACF in national sports competitions.

The detachment, which moved into new headquarters on Wilford lane earlier this year, hosted the evening, with awards presented by Detachment Commander, Second Lieutenant Richard Etherington.

The following awards were presented to members of West Bridgford detachment:

  • Cadet Lance Corporal Leon Webster received an award  for the best Non Commissioned officer
  • Cadet Lewis Dobney received the Detachment Commanders Commendation
  • Cadet Lance Corporal Jamie Bramley and Cadet Lance Corporal Cameron Storey received promotions
  • Cadet Olivia Wakelin received the ‘Best Cadet’ award as well as her National Colour for her participation in the ACF National Girls Competition
  • Cadet Jessica Millnes received a National Colour for her participation in the ACF National Girls Football Competition

Cadet Lewis Dobney, aged 16, received the Detachment Commander’s Commendation Award for his dedication to recruiting 10 more cadets to the detachment. He said: “I have been a cadet now for just over a year and really enjoy being able to learn new things and make new friends. A lot of my friends are interested in cadets and through my own experiences I was able to tell them all of the benefits of joining.

“I am really proud to receive this award and hope to continue to inspire people to join our detachment in the future.”

Cadet Lance Corporal Jamie Bramley received a promotion at the awards evening from Cadet to Cadet Lance Corporal. Jamie, aged 16, said: “I am really pleased to be receiving my awardtonight as I have worked really hard towards gaining my promotion. I take part in most sport competitions that are available through cadets and have this year represented the ACF at the ACF National Athletics Championships.

“This promotion means a lot to me and I look forward to the coming year with the ACF.”

Talking of the achievements of Cadets at the detachment this year, Second Lieutenant Richard Etherington, Detachment Commander of West Bridgford detachment, said: “I am pleased to present the Cadets of West Bridgford with these awards tonight as they have all worked hard throughout the year to develop themselves and make the most of the opportunities on offer.

“2015 has been a fantastic year for West Bridgford Detachment. This year saw us move out of our pre-fabricated aging hut into a brand new Joint Cadet Centre which is the perfect location in which to train our cadets. This move has given us the unique opportunity to work alongside our friends in the Air Training Corps to deliver fun and stimulating training to a group of young people who would otherwise rarely mix. I truly believe that this Joint Cadet Centre is home to some of the finest young people in Nottinghamshire and I am exceptionally proud to be able to call myself their Detachment Commander.”

The awards took place on Thursday 17 December 2015.

 

"I truly believe that this Joint Cadet Centre is home to some of the finest young people in Nottinghamshire and I am exceptionally proud to be able to call myself their Detachment Commander.”