Chatteris Army Cadets and their commander receive awards and promotions during visit by Honorary Colonel Brigadier Tim Seal
Honorary Colonel Brigadier Tim Seal visited Chatteris Army Cadet Detachment to hand out awards, promotions and certificates to cadets and instructors on Wednesday night.
Staff Sgt Jordan Bullman, Detachment Commander welcomed the visitor and was immediately surprised when Brigadier Seal presented him with a National Army Cadet Force Certificate of Good Service, one of the ACF’s highest achievements. A much deserved award for his selfless commitment to the Detachment and Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force.
Brigadier Seal first inspected the 38 Cadets on parade, whilst he spoke to the cadets about why they joined and how long they had been in the cadets for. Once the inspection had finished he promoted several cadets. The first cadet promotion was for Cpl Tuffee to Cadet Sergeant. The next promotions were for three cadets being promoted from L/Cpl to Cpl - as follows; Cox, Hill and McLean.
The final three promotions were from Cadet to L/Cpl: these were awarded to Cadet Akers, Sharman and Spring.
After the inspection Brigadier Seal had a tour of the detachment whilst observing the lessons being taught. The first lesson given by Cpl Mclean was First Aid; Brigadier Seal spoke to the cadets at length about the importance of first aid training as well as the life skills they would gain.
The final lesson was a basic lesson on Navigation and map symbols as well as 6-Figure grid references. Again, Brigadier Seal chatted to the cadets during the lesson and asked questions on how they figured out the 6-figure grid reference on the symbol.
Once the first half of the evening was over it was time for NAAFI break, during which the cadets had a chance to speak to Brigadier Seal explaining how much they enjoyed cadets as well as being at Chatteris Detachment.
The final stop on the tour of the detachment was the range, which was being run by SSI Rudderham. Brigadier Seal spoke to the cadets about his role in the shooting world and about their shooting and the safe handling of weapons.
At the end of a successful evening, it was time for the final parade and another busy time as Brigadier Seal had been asked to present more awards:
The first certificates and badges were for APC star award passes; first a 4 star complete awarded to Sgt Matas followed by 2 star for L/Cpl Gamblesand 1 star for L/Cpl Spring, L/Cpl Akers and L/Cpl Sharman.
EFAW (Emergency First Aid) certificates were awarded to Sgt Tuffee, L/Cpl Windass, Cpl Bissett, Cpl Scott and Cpl Mclean.
ILM Level 2 Young Leaders Award certificates were awarded to Cpl Cox, Cpl McLean and Cadet Magan.
Football badges were awarded to Sgt Matas, Sgt Tuffee, Cadets Matas, McAdam and Day.
Heart start Certificates were awarded to Cadets Day, Miller, Feast, Hollis-Waugh, Hawker, Zeka, McAdam, Donger and Draper.
Chatteris Detachment welcomes new recruits to its HQ in New Road Chatteris, PE16 6BJ. Minimum 12 years age (year 8 at school) or visit out web site for more info https://armycadets.com/join-cadets/