Members of Berkshire Army Cadet Force were invited to attend a very special evening in Slough last Friday night (29 April). Lieutenant Tony Shergill Detachment Commander of the Slough Army Cadet Force, accompanied by Cadets from his unit, attended the Young British Muslim Dinner held at Bridge House, in Slough.
The evening was organised by Slough Borough Councillor Fiza Matloob, and was designed to increase awareness of the military within the young community of British Muslims. The audience consisted of over 80 young Muslims from the Slough Community, and was attended by the Mayor of Slough Mohammed Rasib, other Council Members, representatives from the Military and Thames Valley Police.
Twin brothers Ibrahim and Idris Jalisi (13) from Arborfield Detachment of the Berkshire Army Cadet Force were invited to attend the young Muslim Dinner held in Slough last week.
Ibrahim and Idris who live in Wokingham and go to St Crispins’s have been in the Cadets for 2 years. Both boys were keen to chat with the guests and the other young teenagers to tell them all about being an Army Cadet.
Cadets Arjun Sandhra (15) and Ismal Ahmad (16) were both representing the Slough Detachment of the Berkshire Army Cadet Force at the young Muslim Dinner organised last week by Slough Councillor Fiza Matloob.
Arjun lives in Burnham and goes to Langley Grammar School and has been in the Cadets for 3 years. Ismal lives in Brittwell and has been in the Cadets for 4 years, he goes to Herschel Grammar School and is in the 6th form. Ismal has an ambition to become an Officer in the Guards and is hoping to be sponsored by the Army when he goes to university.
Sergeant Ishac Jalisi (40), is a GP from Wokingham and works at the local Wokingham Heath Centre. Sergeant Jalisi joined the Berkshire Army Cadet Force when his twin boys Ibrahim and Idris showed an interest in joining the Cadets. He said, “I wanted to see what being a Cadet was about , I wanted to check if it was something I was happy with them being involved with .” He added, “And after talking with the other adult instructors I decided to join as an adult, and I am now proud to be part of a team so committed to making a difference to children’s lives.”
Sergeant Jalisi, who juggles his role with the Cadets and his full time job as a busy GP, was representing the Berkshire Army Cadets at the young British Muslim Dinner held in Slough last week.