Cumbria Army Cadet Force hosted and won an historical military competition that saw Air Cadets, Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets, all from Barrow-in-Furness, compete against each other in the St. George’s Society Cadet Inter-Service Challenge 2016. Honorary Colonel, Susie Villiers-Smith, presented the winner’s shield.
After several years of dormancy, the competition was reinstated by Officer Commanding (OC) Burma Company (South Lakes) Rachel Diss, who participated herself as a former Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major. Barrow Army Cadets’ team was coached to success by Sergeant Instructor Alex Hill, a former Senior Cadet from Barrow himself.
The cadets, in teams of six, competed in events including Competition Shooting, Drill, a team relay race and First Aid, which was supported by cadets from the St John’s Ambulance unit in Barrow.
OC Rachel Diss said: “The cadets were a fantastic group of teenagers whose positive attitude and approach to team work was evident throughout the competition. It has brought together all the staff from the four services with ideas of how they can help each other through the year.”
Barrow Army Cadets’ team was captained by Cadet Sergeant Ellis, and included Lance Corporal Smillie, (who won best shot of the day), Lance Corporal Dockerey, (who won best fitness score of the day), Lance Corporal McIsaac, Lance Corporal Turner and Lance Corporal Low.
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