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Spennymoor army cadets pick up tips at training camp
YOUNGSTERS sampled life in the military after taking part in their first Durham Army Cadet Force weekend camp.
Cadets Liam Smart, 13, Adam Foster, 12, and Tia Wilson, 14, recently joined the Spennymoor section of the cadet force.
They travelled to Stainton Camp, near Barnard Castle, earlier this month.
Youngsters are taught and tested at a basic level on several subjects to allow them to progress within the cadets.
Amongst the topics covered were map and compass reading, drill, shooting, fieldcraft, first aid and care of uniform.
Sergeant Instructor Pete Molloy said: “There are limitations on how much practical training the recruits can do at the detachment.
“Therefore it is great for them to be able to get away and to put into practice what they’ve been taught in the classroom.”
Cadet company serjeant major Kristen Butters, 17, of the Spennymoor group, was one of the instructors at the camp.
The Spennymoor group meets at the Badcock Armoury, Villiers Street, Spennymoor, on Mondays and Wednesdays between 7pm and 9pm.
Anyone wishing to join the cadets must be between 12-years, and in school year eight, and 18.
Details can be obtained from 0191-3882351 or on-line at armycadets.com/county/durham-acf/.