army cadets win award for best platoon in Somerset
group of army cadets from Burnham-On-Sea is this week celebrating
after their most successful annual summer camp in the platoon's
24 cadets were awarded the Lucas Tooth Trophy for the best detachment
The trophy has never been held by the Burnham platoon in its history
and is awarded for the highest combined efforts of the cadets
in a range of subjects including shooting, sports, first aid and
Duke of Edinburgh Award passes and it signifies the highest honour
a detachment can achieve each year.
platoon commander Captain Kat Dee said: "The detachment has
gone from strength to strength in the past two years and the Lucas
Tooth award has been a goal we have all been striving towards."
recognition shows the cadets that they can achieve great things
together and I hope they use it as a continued inspiration to
push forward. I cannot be prouder of the cadets from Burnham."
cadets also took part in a busy programme of activities which
included field craft, shooting, paintball, archery, climbing and
kayaking as well as training towards their Army Proficiency Certificate
senior cadets completed their senior cadet instructors' course
with serving members of the armed forces and achieved exceptionally
high grades. Both were rewarded with promotions to the rank of
detachment currently has a small number of vacancies for new cadets.
Those interested in joining should visit the unit on a parade
night - Monday or Wednesday evenings from 7pm - from 1st September.
Cadets can be male or female and should be in school year 8 or