army cadets join summer camp in Cornwall
cadets from Burnham-On-Sea and across Somerset have returned from
an action-packed annual summer camp on the North Cornwall coast.
the fantastic facilities of RAF St Mawgan as their base, 100 cadets
from units across our area joined nearly 300 more from all the other
areas of the county.
Army Cadets took part in a huge range of activities, experiences
military training exercises, rifle shooting, first aid training,
parades, cinema visits and a fantastic package of coasteering and
surfing, all who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Camp has helped me overcome all my fears," said one cadet.
"I never would have been brave enough to go diving in to the
sea from a cliff, but the Army Cadets have given me the chance.
years camp cost just £65 per cadet, which was fantastic
value for a 10 day adventure holiday which included three meals
a day, transport to and from all activities (and camp itself), and
any activities enjoyed during the camp period.
accommodation was fantastic this year, with cadets benefiting from
the up to date facilities provided at RAF St Mawgan.
eight different locations across the North Somerset area parading
on different nights of the week, there is an opportunity for plenty
of young people to get involved with the Army Cadets.
minimum joining age is 12 and in school year 8. This enables groups
of friends to all try the Army Cadets out together in September.
Army Cadets offer a structured training programme together with
a wide range of activities and experiences that cater for a wide
range of young peoples interests.
more information about any Army Cadet unit in the local area you
can contact TRACER@armymail.mod.uk, call 01823 284486 or visit the
national website www.armycadets.com/somersetacf.
are also available for Adult Volunteers to work at our Army Cadet
units. Full training is available and support offered throughout.
Local Army Cadet Units are located in Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-On-Sea,
Cheddar, Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead and Yatton.
Army Cadets from across Somerset taking part in a Camouflage and
Concealment lesson during their Annual Camp on the North Cornwall
coast; An instructor briefs Army Cadets from across Somerset before
they take part in coasteering; An Army Cadet from Somerset enjoying
a surfing lesson as part of their Annual Camp, held in the Newquay
area of Cornwall