Thorney Island Army Cadets

 

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Published in The EMS (THE QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER OF THE EMSWORTH RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION) April 2011

 

 

Thorney Island Army Cadets

 

No26 Thorney Island Detachment is now the largest it has been for years. Since Christmas we have enrolled a  further  11  new  recruits,  each  ready  to  get  into uniform  and  get  involved  with  the  ACF.  They  are currently receiving their basic training so they can go to their first testing weekend fully prepared.


Cadets Charlotte Reading and Holly Beaton have only been with us for five months but have already thrown themselves into the sports side of what we do. They recently took part in the cross-country regional  competition  at 
Aldershot  and  dominated  the  event  by  coming first and second, respectively, in their category. In fact they were faster than everyone else taking part as well. They will now go on to represent

the South East region in the nationals.

In  February  Sgt  Matthew  Gordon  was  part  of  a  five-person  team representing Sussex ACF in Exercise Rolling Thunder, a competition held at the Royal School of Signals, Blandford. We were tested on knowledge of radio equipment, sending messages correctly and regimental history. Taking part were 19 teams from all over the country and Sussex ACF came second overall. Watch out Blandford, we’ll be back next year for first place!

 

There is a lot going on in the next few months. We will be orienteering in  and  around  Thorney,  running  first  aid  courses,  going  on  walking expeditions in Devon and undergoing weapons training in preparation for live firing on ranges.

If you are aged 12-18 (in at least Year Eight at school) and want to learn new skills, join No26 Thorney Island. I look forward to seeing you on parade. For more information, come along to our parade nights at 7-9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, or visit  www.thorneyislandacf.org.uk

 

Lieutenant Holloway, Detachment Commander


 

 

Published in The EMS (THE QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER OF THE EMSWORTH RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION) January 2011

 

Thorney Island Army Cadets

 

The Army Cadet Force (ACF) unit on Thorney Island is currently thriving. We have recently had 10 new recruits join us, each looking smart in their new uniforms, and we have all been involved in many local activities.

 

We spent one Saturday selling poppies in Havant for the Royal British

Legion. We raised a total of £500 and special mention goes to Cadets Jack

Mason and Nathan Dryburgh for their positive attitude throughout the day

and raising the most money. On Remembrance Sunday we joined the Royal Artillery and Royal Signals Regiments of Thorney Island in their church. It is always a privilege to parade with the soldiers of the Island.

Throughout 2010 three of our cadets have been learning how to use different radio and antenna systems with the Signals Platoon. Cadet Daniel Smith successfully passed and gained his crossed flags and Sergeant Matthew

Gordon   and   Bombardier   Harry   Reynolds   became   Signals   Assistant

Instructors. Special congratulations go to Sergeant Gordon for being awarded top student on his course. In October, Sgt Gordon and Bdr Reynolds (pictured) went  to  Cyprus.  Based  at Episkopi     Garrison     they fired  a  range  of  automatic machine   guns,   were   involved  in  military  training simulations  and  learnt battlefield   first   aid.   They also  had  a  chance  to  relax with beach   volleyball, swimming   and   navigation exercises.  Their  final  visit was to Wayne’s Keep which is a British WWI and WWII cemetery where they reflected on those lost in the wars.

 

If you are aged 12 to 18 (in at least year 8 at school) and want to learn new  skills,  join  the  Army  Cadets  on  Thorney  Island.  I  look  forward  to seeing you on parade. Parade Nights: Mon & Weds 7-9pm

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Lieutenant Holloway, Detachment Commander

 

 

 


Nº 26 (Thorney Island) Detachment

ACF Hut
Baker Barracks
Emsworth
PO10 8DH

 

T. 01243 388350 (Parade Nights)

 

E.5730mie@armymail.mod.uk

 

 Parade Nights

Mons & Weds 19:00-21:00hrs

Thorney Island

Complete directions at gate on arrival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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