Army Personnel To Offer Cadets Insights Into Military Life

Lewis, Tianna and Jay (l to r) with their new rank badges

Lewis, Tianna and Jay (l to r) with their new rank badges

For the first time next month, a group of fifty army personnel from around the London area will use Scilly as a training base.

They are from a range of regiments and many have returned from active duty including serving in Afghanistan.

Captain Tony Smith from Scilly’s Army Cadets says their visit will provide them with a part-break combined with a range of teambuilding activities, including climbing, abseiling, canoeing and diving.

The men will visit in two groups of 25 over a fortnight and while they’re here, they’ll offer the cadets an insight into army life. They’re giving talks on their various regiments during the regular Wednesday sessions at the Garrison cadet hut.

They’ll also accompany the cadets on outdoor pursuits at the weekend.

Ten island Cadets have just returned from summer camp at RAF St Mawgan, where they spent the first fortnight of their summer break.

After the trip, Lewis Taylor, Tianna Rose and Jay Osborne were promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal, their first step up as Junior Non-Commissioned Officers.

And Sergeant Andy Brogan has returned following a week in Hampshire being trained by the Army as a Senior Cadet Instructor.

Tony says Cadets will be spending another weekend on the mainland in October for more training.