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Army Cadets

Posted on: 16/11/2017

Army Cadet Force


A Year 10 CDS student has gone out of his way to write an article about the hard work he has put into becoming an Army Cadet and the impact his promotion has had on his life. Please take the time to read his article and if you would like any further information on Army Cadets then visit

Army Cadets – My Achievement

I Joined the Army Cadets about a year and a half ago, it has been my lifetime ambition to join the Army, so I wanted to get as much experience in as possible before I enlist at 16 to go to Harrogate (an army college).

I have been working hard to attain my rank which I have recently earned (Lance Corporal.) I passed all of my basic training within two weeks, and completed my 1* within around 6 months, My 2* training took around 10 months to complete, I completed my 2* training whilst on camp for two weeks with the Cadets, I was upset and a little disheartened by the fact I didn’t earn a rank, however this made me want my ambition and my goal even more, I realised my mistakes which were not working as a team, and sometimes my attitude. I started to work on this and on my recent camp which took place on the 3rd of November to the 5th of November, I achieved my rank of Lance Corporal and I distinctively remember my name being called out and all my friends cheering for me while I marched out to the front of the parade and was being presented my rank.

The Army Cadets has had a huge impact on me, from teaching me how to work in different environments, to just learning to work with people who you may or may not like, it has helped me out significantly in the long run, and I believe knowing that I had to work extremely hard to get where I am today within the Army Cadets has changed my perspective on a lot of things.

It has shown me that if you fail the first time what’s stopping you from doing it again? With a little hard work and dedication, you can achieve whatever you want.

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