Praise for Cadet adults who make trips possible

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ARMY cadets from all over Buckinghamshire made the most of their two week annual training camp with support from two Milton Keynes based cadet instructors.

Colour Sergeant Kimberly Knight, 23, and Potential Adult Instructor Richard Werboweckyj, 18, were just two of the many Buckinghamshire Cadet Adult instructors who joined over 200 Army Cadets at Chickerell Army Training Centre in Weymouth.

Colour Sergeant Knight lives in Milton Keynes and works at Boots as a pharmaceutical technician, dispensing prescriptions.

She was a Cadet for five years and has been an adult instructor for almost two years.

She said: “I got a lot out of being in the Cadets and it is really satisfying to see a new Cadet join and gain confidence, and see their personality grow.”

Richard works as an office administrator for Discovery Foods and wanted to be an instructor to see the Cadet Force from a different perspective.

He has been an instructor for just four months but is already reaping the rewards.

He said: “For me being an instructor has also helped me in my civilian job.

“The first aid training has helped me enormously and the social side to being an instructor is great.”

Cadets from the six Milton Keynes Detachments (5th and 9th Detachment at Bletchley Park, Blakelands, Leon School, Woburn Sands and Kents Hill) participated in all sorts of activities.

These included canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing and abseiling.