August 3rd 2016

Lincolnshire army cadets land in Canada for dream trip

Cadet Lance Corporal Lewis Needham is presented with a certificate by Lieutenant Colonel Govind Reddy, Commanding Officer of the Whitehorse Cadet Training Centre, after being selected as the best cadet at the first week of the camp in Canada.

Two Lincolnshire army cadets have flown to Canada for a six week exchange project.

Cadet Lance Corporal (LCpl) Lewis Needham, aged 16, and Cadet Corporal (Cpl) Tom Hurry, aged 17, both of Sleaford Detachment of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force, are among 45 cadets and adult volunteers taking part in the 2016 Canada Exchange project.

The group flew from Heathrow to Toronto in mid-July with the trip including visits to Calgary and Vancouver, as well as joining Canadian cadets on summer camps for a host of activities including expeditions into the countryside and marksman training.

Lewis is taking part in the exchange programme for the first time, which includes attending the Whitehorse Canadian Cadet Summer camp in Yukon during the first week of the trip.

Cadet Lance Corporal Lewis NeedhamAt Whitehorse, Lewis was presented with a certificate for being selected as the best cadet for his attitude and achievements during the first few days of the camp.

Tom has previously taken part in the exchange as a cadet and this time will be looking to build on his leadership skills acting as one of the staff cadets. His camp is taking place at Argonaut in New Brunswick.

Army Cadet Force (ACF) Training Advisor Colonel Clinton Riley, said: “It’s great to see the cadets on an adventure they will remember for a very long time.

“Building on the success of previous exchange programmes, this year’s timetable sees cadets experience a whole host of exciting activities alongside their Canadian counterparts.

“It will help to build individuals’ leadership and management skills as well as developing their team working abilities.”

"It's great to see the cadets on an adventure they will remember for a very long time."