December 11th 2019

Derby Army Cadets Christmas Camp

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Cadets during the final parade of the weekend

More than 150 Army Cadets from  Derby ‘D Company’ Detachments came together for a festive training camp over the weekend.

During the weekend the Cadets had the opportunity to work on their foot drill, first aid, and tactical urban area training but the highlight for many was the traditional Christmas meal and disco on Saturday evening!

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Cadets enjoying their Christmas dinner together

Cadets and staff also presented £400 in food, drinks & toiletries to Derby City Night Mission & Swadlincote Community Voluntary Service, plus an additional £250 was donated to Nottingham Children’s Hospital’s Big Appeal for a new intra-operative MRI machine.

On Sunday afternoon Officer Commanding D Company, Major Rob Palfreyman, presented over 100 badges and certificates to Cadets for their achievements that included the St John’s Ambulance Youth First Aid course and BTEC vocational qualifications. Cadets that had been selected for rank promotion received their stripes ranging from Lance Corporal to Sergeant.

If you want to go further in life as a Cadet or become an adult volunteer who inspires Cadets to achieve, visit to register. Cadets are aged 12 – 18 (from Year 8). Our adult volunteers are aged 18 – 70 and from all backgrounds – military experience is not required as full training is given.