Sidmouth area army cadets enjoy summer camp stay

Extensive programme of activities for nearly 400 army cadets at summer camp

ARMY cadets from the Sidmouth area were among 100 from the Exeter area joining cadets from around Devon to take part in a two week summer camp in West Sussex.

In all, 380 army cadets undertook an extensive programme of activities at Crowborough Training Centre, including climbing, abseiling, sailing and rafting as well as canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering, indoor and outdoor target shooting , obstacle course and a military exercise.

Major Mervyn McColm, officer commanding cadets from the Exeter area, remarked: “The cadets undertook the activities with great enthusiasm and really enjoyed it.

“They thoroughly deserved their day out at the Thorpe Park Theme Park.”

The cadets have a short break before resuming cadet activities in their local detachment.