Chatham Royal Marine Cadets
Thursday 31st October 2013. Chatham Royal Marine Cadets had a busy and inspiring day driving down to Portsmouth to visit Area Office and the Royal Marine Museum and then back to Chatham for Rock Climbing
Lance corporal Honour, Lance corporal Foster, Marine Cadet 1st Class Brown, Marine Cadet 2nd Class Mitchell visited the Royal Marine Museum in Portsmouth with Colour Sergeant Stuart Carpenter and Sergeant Alf Champion. All had a great time learning about the corps history and some of the deeds and legends who have made their history such a proud one.
At the Southern Area Office with the Deputy Area Officer Major Andy Henderson RM Rtd
Then whilst in town they popped in to Southern Area Office and were greeted by the Deputy Area Officer Major Andy Henderson RM Rtd. Having spent some time having a chat they then met the Area Officer Commander John Greene. Not missing an opportunity the cadets then lined up for a photo opportunity before decamping back to the Unit Headquarters in Chatham. Where the Commanding Officer Colour Sergeant Stuart Carpenter made them a piping hot curry lunch with secret recipe.
At the Royal Marine Museum
Full and rested the Cadets then made their way up to the Royal Engineers Gymnasium based in RSME Brompton for some indoor rock climbing on their Traversing Wall.
CO C/Sgt Carpenter said “it’s just another good day at the office for the Chatham Royal Marine Cadets”.
Cadets from the Surrey (PWRR Bn) Army Cadet Force took on the Isle of Wight Challenge and raised funds for ABF, The Soldiers Charity.
Cadets from the Surrey Army Cadet Detachments in Dorking, Redhill, Lingfield, Felbridge and Walton raced each other around the Isle of Wight from Saturday 26th October to Monday 28th October 2013.
The event was set up to raise a significant sum of money for the ABF, The Soldiers Charity who’s work support the Service’s family in times of need.
The event saw the Cadets race their teams’ around the 117km costal paths of the Isle of Wight over the three days. Not only were they faced with the prospect of walking such a distance over a terrain full of steep climbs and tricky ground, they also had the recent storm, St Jude to contend with.
The Cadet Training Officer, Lieutenant Chris Mansfield said of the event “The Cadets faced a great challenge covering this sort of distance. It really put their physical training and navigation skills to the test. The Cadets really got involved; they showed great courage and determination. The Cadets had a great time and they also raised a lot of money for the charity”
If you are interested in finding out more about the Army Cadet Force in Surrey please visit our website:
http://www.armycadets.com/county/surrey-acf or phone our Headquarters on 01483 425371
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