Amble Detachment was invited along with the Prison Service and the RMP to attend a rededication service for the Radcliff War Memorial In Amble, on a cold and windy day in Amble. The cadets then proceeded to attend a further ceremony at the East Cemetery for Private Crackett who died in WW1. Whist his body was returned to Amble and buried in the East Cemetery, his head stone was in the West Cemetery. The RBL found his family from as far afield as France and Switzerland to attend the ceremony.
Pick up on the 17th August 2013
Minibus 1 - Captain Watson
Alnwick Pick up time TBC
Minbus 2 - Lt Lister
Pick up times TBC
Departure time on the 30th August will be 10:30 from Barry Buddon Camp
Can you please ensure that you are early for the pick up times to ensure that we can get to the parade with plenty of time.
As part of the Charitable foundation set up be the North of England P&I Association in Newcastle to celebrate their 150 anniversary, SI Watson from
Amble Detachment received a cheque on behalf of the company for £500 to go
towards the work we do with young people in the community.
Amble Detachment was very privileged to attend Windsor Castle to witness the presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion and No. 7 Company Coldstream Guards by Her Majesty The Queen.
Travelling down the day before, we were very grateful to Berkshire ACF who provided accommodation at their CTC at Bramley Training Camp in Hampshire.
After the Colour presentation the Detachment attended a luncheon gathering in Victoria Barracks, home to the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, and then alongside other Coldsteam affiliated ACF and CCF detachments were presented with a superb Detachment sign, resplendent in Blue/Red/Blue colours, by the 15 (North East) Brigade Commander Brigadier Grenville Bibby CBE, who is also the Regimental Lieutenant Colonel of the Coldstream Guards.
The photo above Brigadier Bibby, centre, with Major Mark Ewart, OC W Company, SSI Zoe Luke and Amble cadets. More photos appear in our 2012 gallery.
Corporal Jordan Harnett, 16, of Amble Detachment has been presented with his Army Proficiency Certificate 4-Star by the Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland.
Jordan, who joined the ACF five years ago, recently completed the arduous week-long Senior Cadet Instructors Cadre under the watchful eye of the Regular Army NCOs of the 15 (NE) Brigade Cadet Training Team. He has also been an active participant in County shooting team, becoming one of the top shots in Northumbria ACF.
Only the top 10% of cadets go on to achieve the APC 4-Star qualification, which requires immense dedication and all round ability.
Jordan's 4-Star badge and certificate were presented by HM Lord Lieutenant, the Duchess of Northumberland, at the annual award ceremony at Ashington TA Centre last week.
The Company congratulates Jordan on his achievement and looks forward to him developing further as a senior cadet NCO.
Members of Amble Detachment recently celebrated the Royal British Legion's 90th anniversary.
The cadets, led by DC WSI Terrie Hedley, attended a service at St Lawrence's Parish Church in Warkworth.
The photo above shows the cadets with local vicar, Rev. Canon Janet Brearley, shortly after the service.
Members of Amble Detachment have been out raising money to help make an eight year old's dream come true.
Local lad Brandon Ballance, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour when he was aged two, has always wanted to swim with dolphins and the cadets of Amble were only too happy to help raise funds towards his trip.
The brave youngster's mum Sarah Nicholson set up the "Brandon's Wish" campaign to raise the £15,000 needed for the trip. It will cost more than £1,000 just for the insurance, given Brandon's medical needs.
The Amble cadets took part in a sponsored walk between Amble and Warkworth, raising more than £300 for the fund. They are pictured above with Brandon outside Warkworth Castle.
The Coldstream Guards Recruit Support Team visited W Company the other evening, organising a range of challenging activities to keep the cadets entertained.
The cadets, including those badged Coldstream Guards from Amble Detachment, took part in command tasks, climbing wall and a gun run assault course.
The evening concluded with a DVD presentation of what the 1st Battalion has been getting up to on their recent tour of Afghanistan.
The cadets of Amble Detachment are pictured with the team above.
Cadets from Amble Detachment attended the rededication of the Newcastle Branch of the Coldstream Guards Association's new Standard today.
Detachment Commander, WSI Terrie Hedley, was accompanied by Cpl Daniel Spence, Cdt Caitlin Craik, Cdt Jack Southward, Cdt Mark Willey and Cdt Jordan Stevens.
The service took place in the prominent Church of St Thomas the Martyr, right next to the city's Haymarket bus interchange. Rothbury Detachment Commander and former Coldstreamer, Lt Barry Lister, also took part in the event.
The Amble cadets had planned on parading alongside the new Standard, but the poor weather put pay to that idea. Nonetheless the day was the ideal opportunity for the Detachment to reinforce its close links with the Association and Regiment as a whole.
The Coldstream Guards recruiting team will be visiting Amble Detachment on 17th February.