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August 21st 2015

LNR Cadets return from camp

Cadets and adult volunteers from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Rutland Army Cadet Force (LNR ACF) have returned from ten days of climbing, canoeing, and coastal navigation as part of their annual camp.

Navigation activities at LNR ACF annual camp520 Cadets and 157 adults from detachments across the three counties spent time target shooting and practicing field craft skills as well as taking part in exercises aimed at developing skills learnt during the duration of the camp.

The camp, which took place at Sennybridge Training Area in Powys, Wales, also saw Cadets take part in a final parade to mark the end of the ten days, which was attended by guests including HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire Lady Jennifer Gretton JP, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Lawrence Howard OBE JP, as well as the High Sherriff of Leicestershire Gordon Arthur.

Warer-based activities at LNR ACF annual campColonel Phil Watson, Commandant at LNR ACF, said: “We are pleased once again to have given our Cadets and adults another successful annual camp which gave everyone a chance to take part in new activities. Some of our Cadets were able to climb Mount Snowdon and there was also the chance of our adult volunteers to attend career enhancing courses.

“Annual camp is one of the most significant events on the Cadet calendar and without the hard work of all our volunteers we would not be able to offer the opportunity to take part in such an event. I would like to thank everyone who made the camp a success and we look forward to annual camp 2016 back here in Sennybridge.”

Speaking ahead of the camp, Cadet Corporal Sands, from Shepshed detachment told of how she was looking forward to attending her third annual camp. She said: “What I like most about annual camp is that I get the opportunity to meet Cadets from other areas. I also like the fact that you can just be yourself and if you are unsure of anything, there is always someone to help.”

Rifle activities at LNR ACF annual campTalking at the camp, Cadet Corporal Lucy Hankins, from Prince William detachment of E Company, said: “Today was a great experience for me as I got to see what the Cadets ability is and got to help work with them to pass to the next level. I was the Second in Command for my section and it was my job to make sure that they Cadets knew where they were on the map and if they were struggling with anything, to help them out.

“It has given me great leadership skills and put my skills into practice – so what I know is helping them to learn.”

To find out more about Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Rutland ACF, visit www.armycadets.com/lnracf or call 0116 277 9701

“Annual camp is one of the most significant events on the Cadet calendar and without the hard work of all our volunteers we would not be able to offer the opportunity to take part in such an event."