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.
The runners from as far afield as North Yorkshire and Doncaster took part
in the 2nd NACF 5 Mile Trail Run through the stunning setting of Howick Gardens today.
Despite the mantra from Lt Lister that this was not a fun run but a serious race, it was clear that all of the competitors thoroughly enjoyed the event. However there were some able competitors taking part which was won in time of 31.34 which is an average of just over 6 minutes per mile over some quite muddy conditions!
The Cadet race was won by Kate MacPhee from Broomhill with a very respectable 41:57 which was 19th overall. There was also a close run battle between the Jack and Benjamin Suthward from Amble with Jack just winning the sprint finish in 47:45 four seconds ahead of his brother. Samuel Macphee finishing the race ahead of other adult competitors in a time of 55:06.
Amble Detachment recently completed a 10 mile walk from Alnwick to Amble in support of the 2013 British Legion Poppy Appeal and also to raise funds for the detachment to help purchase a new banner pike.
Berwick’s cadets kicked off the 2013 Poppy Appeal at the Berwick Rangers v Clyde match at Shielfield Park. They are hoping to beat last year’s collection of over £7000.
Congratulating SSgt Phillips on her appointment as Lord Lt's Cadet 2014-15 and Cdt CSM Truman's appointment as High Sheriffs' Cadet taking over from CSgt Harnett.
Very best wishes from Major Ewart and all adults and Cadets in W Coy.
This will be widely distributed throughout Wcoy later today and it is important that cadets are aware of the position of the badges on the uniform and the manner in which they are to be worn. They can be found by following the link to "Resources" in the title bar above.
A link has been added in the "links" section of the website for the new Defence Gateway website ready for the
You will recall that last year the Howick Hall kindly agreed to allow the Cadets to use the stunning grounds of the famous and historic Arboretum in support of the Cyprus Trip.
Lt Lister has kindly agreed to organise a further 5 Mile race through the gardens in October in support of W Company. This is an amazing way to explore enjoy
the natural beauty of Northumberland whilst raising funds. This is fast flat route on grass and paths, no roads and is open to people of all running abilities.
In addition to the 5 Mile run there is also a 1 Mile run for the under 12's only
(so no cadets!)
Entry is £8 for the main race and £4 for the under 12's run.
For further information and an application form please visit the website
As part of their Cadet in the Community work, the Local Community Liaison Officers visited Amble Detachment to talk to the cadets about their work and equipment that they use. The cadets were extremely interested and after asking a few questions, were invited to try out the handcuffs and baton. It was an experience to see how the cadets adapted the leg restraints to see how many cadets could be linked together!