From 16-29 July, Altcar Training Camp in Merseyside played host to Army Cadets from the Lowlands’ Lothian & Borders Battalion for their Annual Camp.
While geared mainly towards helping Cadets challenge and develop their abilities, the two-week programme also aimed to ensure that participants enjoy their Cadet experience. To that end, fieldcraft and blank firing were balanced with activities such as football, archery and water sports.
Another highlight of the camp were the promotions and medal presentations that took place. Not only did several Cadets rise up the ranks ranging from Cadet Lance Corporal to a new Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), but CFAVs were also presented with their Cadet Force and Platinum Jubilee Medals.
Testing their sense of adventure, the Cadets concluded their camp with a day-trip to Alton Towers where they enjoyed many of the rides.
‘Our first camp after lockdown has been a great success,’ said Colonel Derek Balfour, Commandant of the Battalion. ‘Our Cadets and CFAVs have all excelled in what they have done.
‘Our visitors from Lowland RFCA, the Lord Lieutenants, the National Colonel Cadets (Colonel Fulford), the Colonel Cadets Scotland (Colonel McNamee) and our Honorary Colonel (Colonel Onslow) have all been impressed by the quality of the training, the achievements of our Cadets and CFAVs and the service provided by our Professional Support Staff.
‘I am proud of everyone for delivering a successful camp. Well done to all!’
📸: Lothian and Borders