Staff Sergeant Instructor Samuel Vince has been a member of The Royal County of Berkshire Army Cadet Force for over 10 years. As a loyal and dedicated instructor he can always be relied upon to assist in Company and County. A total professional who works hard to gain extra instructional qualifications and keeps his existing qualifications up to date, and is always willing to go the extra mile for the youth of Berkshire. He is respected by instructors and cadets alike. His dedication and determination to serve the Army Cadet Force and the youth of Berkshire has been particularly noteworthy which has earned him a reputation as an extremely hard working and resolute instructor.
His loyalty and hard work are worthy of recognition today he is awarded The Honorary Colonels Award for Outstanding Service by Cadet Force Adult Volunteer.
High Achiever and last year’s Lord Lieutenant Cadet Holly chamberlain, receiving her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
For the second year running the Award of Champion Company was presented for the best overall achieving Company within the Berkshire ACF. ‘C’ Company beat their other rivals – A and B Company for their overall achievements throughout the year and were judged on: Training, Attendance, Course attendance, and Sports. Major Oakley who is the Company Commander said, “I am so proud of all my Cadets and Instructors – well done!”
Cadets were presented with certificates for sporting achievements throughout 2016.
The county has had an outstanding year in 2016 taking part in various shooting competitions. National colours were presented to Cadets for representing the ACF in the tNational shooting competition which included 2 teams of 4 at the Inter Services Cadet Rifle Meeting in July of this year.
Berkshire Army Cadets Achieved 8 Gold Awards, 15 Silver and 33 Bronze Awards.
Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC): The cadets have gained this qualification have needed to put in extra work on top of everything else they do in cadets. This was done by attending CVQO training days held at weekends over the year and finding time to fit in work at home around an already busy school homework timetable. This qualification is widely recognised by schools, colleges and employers.
The BTEC level 2 in Teamwork & Personal Development in the Community, hones their skills in leadership, team building, communication, problem solving and fitness. This is achieved by doing a mixture of theory and practical work including adventurous training activities and first aid. The qualification is the same as 4 GCSEs at grade A* to C and the cadets come away with really useful skills too which they are able to use when looking for their first job. These skills include: How to write a good CV, Interview techniques, communication, First Aid skills training, adventurous training and health and fitness disciplines.