Thirteen army cadets from Driffield have just returned from successfully completing a challenging two-week training camp held at Warcop Camp in Cumbria.
Cadets from the Driffield detachment joined more than 400 cadets from across the region who took part in the camp, which for some, was the first time away from their home.
Kayaking, raft-building, rock climbing, archery and obstacle courses were just some of the varied activities for the cadets over the two weeks.
In addition, they were tested against the Army Cadet syllabus on matters such as first aid, orienteering, camping out for several nights, shooting, fieldcraft, overnight exercises, drill and sports.
Jack Watkins, 14 from Driffield said: “This was my first camp and I had no idea what to expect, but I’ve absolutely loved it.
“It’s been a full-on two weeks, and tiring, but I’ve done things on camp, and in cadets generally, that few of my age ever get to do.”
The cadet camp also saw over 30 VIPs and dignitaries paying a visit, including The Honourable Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Lord-Lieutenant for East Yorkshire.
Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force is always keen to hear from adult volunteers who are willing to assist with the training and development of cadets, in addition to young people who would like to become cadets.
No military background is required and you have the opportunity to do something different and take part in a wide range of outdoor activities and training, including the opportunity to gain qualifications.
To find out more, call 01377 253548.