ARMY CADET FORCE
14 November 2011
Lincolnshire Army Cadets of 1 and 4 Company, girls and boys, are to have training and testing at Beckingham Training Camp near Newark on the weekend of Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November.
The cadets will be from the Caistor, Cherry Willingham, Coningsby, Gainsborough, Horncastle, Louth, Mablethorpe, Market Rasen, Metheringham, Newport, North Hykeham, North Somercotes and Priory of Lincoln Academy detachments.
Recruits will train on basic drill and turnout, weapon safety, an introduction to map and compass, elements of fieldcraft, camouflage and concealment and history of the Army Cadet Force.
There will also be the opportunity for cadets to train on the confidence course, paint balling and an introduction to the sport of Archery.
One Star and Two Star cadres will allow the cadets requiring odd subjects to be trained and tested to qualify at these levels and include advanced fieldcraft, Military Knowledge and Skill at Arms.
Three and Four Star cadets will assist in the instruction to gain experience in training other cadets and the preparation of a program for teaching practices.
Sunday morning will mainly be spent on the testing of the subjects undertaken at all levels and for some cadets this may mean the completion of a star qualification and possible promotion.
Weekends away are ongoing in the Army Cadet Force and each of the 4 groups in the county go training at least once every two months for the sum of £15 to cover transport, food and accommodation costs.
Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force is to hold a Battalion Induction Adult Instructor training weekend to be conducted at Beckingham Training camp near Newark over the weekend of Friday 18th to 20th November.
As part of their induction into the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force new instructors are required to participate in an Adult course which consists of an initial assessment evening, induction weekends and evening training sessions.
The aim of the weekend is based on a mix of classroom and outdoor training, and will include Small Arms Training, Navigation, introduction to the Amy Cadet Force Regulations, the cadet training syllabus and child protection.
They will also be assessed on their suitability and ability, and interviewed regarding what they hope to achieve, their progression, and briefed on the courses and qualifications that are available including Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, First Aid and educational qualifications.
This is a process which all volunteers have to undertake to ensure they can become dedicated members with the knowledge and experience to train the youth of the county.
Female cadets of the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force are to travel to the Norfolk and Suffolk Cadet Training Centre, Thetford, Norfolk on Friday 18th November for the Eastern Region annual girl’s football championships
The competition will be two 5 a side Football Matches of 7 players, to be held at Royal Air Force, Honington over the weekend 19th – 20th November.
The teams, who have been selected from different detachments of the companies, are to travel each day from their accommodation in Thetford to Honington for the event.
All games will be played on a league basis and refereed by qualified local league officials.
Team captain is Sergeant Major Instructor Martin Brammer of Lincoln, the Company Sergeant Major of 1 Company at Sobraon Barracks, Burton Road, Lincoln.
Weekends away are ongoing in the Army Cadet Force and vacancies exist in all detachments for girls and boys of 12 years of age, but in year at school, and older, who would like to join a youth club with a difference.
Date Unit Event Location
Nov 12 – 13 County Remembrance day Local areas
18 – 20 County Teams Girls Football Norfolk
25 – 27 1 & 4 Coys APC Training* Gainsborough
26 Team National Girls Football Radcliffe on Trent
Dec 2 – 4 4 Company Gainsborough 1st Aid
Jan 2012. 27 – 29 2Sqn/3 Coy APC Training Norfolk
Feb 4 County Officer Cadet Trg Lincoln
5 County Cross Country Run Grantham
10 – 12 County Adult First Aid Beckingham
10 – 12 2 Sqn/3 Coy APC Training* Beckingham
16 – 19 County Band National Band Concert Wales
18 County 1st Aid Competition Lincoln
25 County Teams Regional Boys Football Colchester
24 – 26 County DofE assessors trg Beckingham
24 – 26 1 & 4 Coy APC Trainiing* Beckingham
Mar 2 – 4 2 Sqn/3 Coy APC Training* Beckingham
9 – 11 County Adult Induction Course Beckingham
11 County Team Region X Country Waterbeach
16 – 18 County 1st Aid Training Beckingham
16 – 18 County Adult D of E Trg Beckingham
17 County Team National X Country Warcop
23 – 25 County Sergeants Study w/e Beckingham
* APC is Army Proficiency Certificate the cadet training manual.
Detailed press releases will be issued possibly two or so weeks before the event is to take place.
“TO INSPIRE TO ACHIEVE”
Army cadets of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force from the detachments within the county will be on parade on the 13th November to attend the Service of Remembrance in their local area.
They will form up with the Royal British Legion contingents and other service and cadet organisations to pay homage at this annual remembrance for those who have fallen in conflict.
The cadets will attend the service and lay a wreath with the Royal British Legion at their local monument.
This is one of the few occasions that the Army Cadet Force is seen on parade and one on which they are proud to represent the county organisation and display another side of the aspects of youth.
There are 32 detachments in Lincolnshire and there are vacancies in most for new recruits who would care to have more interesting and exciting times during the winter evenings and on some weekends.
Vacancies also exist for Officers and Adult Instructors, with or without service experience as the necessary training will be given.
Army cadets of Lincolnshire from the detachments of 2 Squadron and 3 Company, girls and boys, will be putting their skills to the test on a training and testing weekend at Beckingham Camp near Newark from the 14th to 16th October.
The cadets will be from the Billingborough, Boston, Bourne, Crowland, Grantham, Holbeach, Kirton, Long Sutton, Market Deeping, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding and Stamford detachments.
The aim of the weekend is to teach the cadets the responsibilities and duties of being a Junior Non Commissioned Officer (JNCO), command and leadership skills and prepare them for possible promotion.
The Junior Cadet Instructor’s Cadre (JCIC) has two purposes. Firstly, to train the cadet in the technique of instruction, and secondly, to assess their ability as a potential instructor to train junior cadets.
As an NCO the cadet should be able to prepare a lesson plan and take a lesson in all subjects up to 1 Star and the course will allow for assessment of the cadets ability accordingly with gradings given for each subject.
On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning they will be instructed on exercise preparation and planning and usage of map and compass for navigation and a general discussion on military tactics.
Most detachments in the county have vacancies for girls and boys, aged 12 years of age but in year 8 at school, and over, who could accept the challenge of something different than the usual youth club activities on a weekend.
There are also vacancies for Officers and Adult Instructors, with or without military service, who may have the time to train the youth of the county in a worthwhile organization.
Training weekends away from home are ongoing in the Army Cadet Force and vacancies exist in all detachments for girls and boys of 12 years of age and in year 8 at school, and older, who would like to join a youth club with a difference.
Would you please note that the training evenings for Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force detachments in your coverage are as follows:
Holbeach Det ACF Trg Fairfield, Church Street, Holbeach 7.00-9.00pm
Kirton Det ACF Training Community Centre, High Street, Kirton 7.00-9.00pm
Long Sutton Det ACF Training Cadet Centre, Park Lane, Long Sutton 7.00-9.00pm
Billingborough Det ACF Training Cadet Centre, Birthorpe Road, Billingborough 7.00-9.00pm
Boston Det ACF Training TA Centre, Main Ridge West, Boston 7.00-9.00pm
Bourne Det ACF Training Cadet Centre, Austerby Road, Bourne 6.45- 8.45pm
Crowland Det ACF Training St Guthlacs School, Crowland 7.00-9.00pm
Sleaford ACF Training Army Cadet Centre, The Drove, Sleaford 7.30-9.30pm
Spalding Det ACF Training Cadet Centre, Castle Sports Complex, Spalding 7.00-9.00pm
Boston Det ACF Training TA Centre, Main Ridge West, Boston 7.00-9.00pm
Skegness Det ACF Training Cadet Centre, Grantham Drive, Skegness 7.00-9.00pm