High Sheriff praises 'polite, engaging and friendly' Cumbria Army Cadet Force (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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High Sheriff praises 'polite, engaging and friendly' Cumbria Army Cadet Force
2:59pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
THE High Sheriff of Cumbria has praised Cumbria Army Cadet Force after an action-packed visit to its camp at Warcop near Appleby.
Mrs Diana Matthews JP, visited on Saturday (October 12) to see the cadets compete in their annual military skills competition against detachments from around the county.
The competition was won by the Kendal Detachment.
Mrs Matthews spent the day on the moorland training area reviewing a range of activities like section battle drills, field craft, shooting and physical training.
She also met a number adult volunteers and permanent staff.
Mrs Matthews said: “The army cadet force provides a wonderful range of opportunities to stretch minds and raise aspirations for young people throughout the county.
"My visit today is part of my vocation to improve life outcomes throughout Cumbria and it is fantastic to see both male and female cadets thoroughly enjoying this annual skills competition.
“Overall, I was incredibly impressed with how polite, friendly and engaging the cadets were and of their determination to do their very best in life”.
Colonel Tom McMullen MBE DL, Commandant of Cumbria Army Cadet Force, added: “We are one of the largest youth training organisations in the county, so we welcome a visit from our High Sheriff and greatly value being able to show her the challenging and varied training that we provide our cadets.
Cadets from Cumbria Army Cadet Force are currently delivering presentations to Year Eight students at secondary schools throughout the county as part of their annual recruitment drive.
More information about cadet and adult membership is at www.cumbriaarmycadets.com.
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