Busy Summer Ahead For Islands’ Army Cadets

It’s going to be a busy summer for our islands’ Army Cadets.

Next week, eight members of the group are off to Tenby in Southwest Wales for their annual Cadet Camp.

Their programme of activities includes rock climbing, abseiling and quad biking. They’ll also take part in training for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

The group from Scilly will mix with 300 cadets from elsewhere in Cornwall

And Scilly’s most senior army cadet, Sergeant Jo Sibley, met Prince Charles this week.

Jo was escorting the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Lady Mary Holborow, one of his official duties, at the Eden Project.

Lady Holborow also attended the visit by the Queen in June and will be back later on in the summer to unveil a plaque at the army cadet hut on The Garrison, to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation here.

25 cadets from the mainland and a bugle band will accompany her for the ceremony, one of Lady Holborow’s last before she retires in September.

Tony Smith says any boys or girls aged 12 or older are eligible to join the cadets.