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August 5th 2015

Inter-service Cadet competition to take place in Chilwell

40 Cadets from both the Army Cadet Force (ACF) and Air Training Corps (ATC) are set to take part in an inter-service Cadet competition at Chetwynd Barracks next week.

During the event, known as Cadet 15, Cadets will have the opportunity to take part in a First Aid scenario led by East Midlands Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), take part in a timed obstacle course, use the electronic shooting range, have a go in a vehicle simulator, take part in a tug of war competition and fly in a Griffin Helicopter.

Warrant Officer Dan Haywood, from the ATC’s South and East Midlands Wing, organised the competition. He explained: “I decided to organise the inter-service Cadet 15 event as there are currently no local competitions like it for Cadets. Although the different Cadet Forces have different syllabuses and learn a variety of different skills, they also share a lot of ‘common ground’ too. Both the Air Cadets and Army Cadets learn First Aid skills and complete target shooting competitions for example, they just don’t normally do these things together locally.

“There are a total of 40 young people taking part in the event which will be split into four teams. Each team will be made up of senior Cadets aged between 16 and 18 years, who will have a chance to experience the different activities and compete against each other as the day progresses. I have had a lot of positive feedback from the Cadets taking part so far with many commenting that is great to meet other young people from different Cadet Units.”

As the day comes to a close and the competition results are announced, the winning team will be presented with the first ever Cadet 15 trophy.

"Although the different Cadet Forces have different syllabuses and learn a variety of different skills, they also share a lot of ‘common ground’ too."