NEWS

APRIL 15TH 2019

Skiing Success for East Midlands Cadets

7 Bde Ski Group

The Cadets at the top of the slope

Earlier this year 100 members of the Army Cadet Force from across the East Midlands travelled to Italy for the first ever 7th Infantry Brigade ski trip.

Over five days the Cadets and Adult Volunteers improved their skiing technique in a competitive yet fun team environment.

Colonel Ian Sackree, Colonel Cadets for the East Midlands said: “Everyone achieved a great deal. The cadets developed a new skill, built personal confidence and formed a real team bond.

One of the cadets taking on the slalom

One of the cadets taking on the slalom

“I was incredibly impressed by the commitment of the Cadet Force Adult Volunteers who gave up their time to enable this trip to happen.”

Cadets spent five hours each day on the slopes with professional ski instructors and by the end of the week all had achieved at least a level two ski award, with 22 of them reaching the highest level and two cadets earning the Joint Services Ski Foundation Level One qualification.

Ian added: “The snow was superb, it prevailed for our week in spite of hot temperatures. Despite taking a mix of young beginners, intermediates and a few expert skiers I was thrilled to see so many cadets progress and perfect such a unique skill.”

This is the first region wide ski trip for the East Midlands with counties having previously organised their own trips.

Ian concluded: “This was the perfect chance for us to bring our Cadets and adults together under the ‘Desert Rats’ banner to live, work, play and learn with one another!”

The Army Cadet Force encourages learning new skills, making new friends and working together. To find out more about joining as either a Cadet or Adult Volunteer visit www.armycadets.co.uk

Everyone achieved a great deal. The cadets developed a new skill, built personal confidence and formed a real team bond.