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Cadets Open New Chapter Of WWI Remembrance

The sad history of Downpatrick brothers John and Joseph Clydesdale who fought and died in the trenches of World War 1 has been rediscovered by local cadets and captured for ever for their family. The brothers’ nephew, John Clydesdale, and his wife, Pearl, still live close to where John and…

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Ballynahinch Air Cadets Shine A Light On 75 Years

2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Air Cadets and, in Northern Ireland, local Cadets have been celebrating the occasion by taking part in a national Torch Relay. The anniversary torch which is a symbol of enlightenment through training is being passed from one Squadron to another, travelling the length and…

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Down Cadets Dig For Victory With Woodland Trust

Green-fingered teenage cadets have been planting native trees at Ballykinler in County Down as part of the nationwide Woodland Trust’s Centenary Woods project to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War with saplings planted and nurtured in memory of the millions of lives lost and affected. The commemorative…

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County Down People Honoured At Hillsborough Ceremony

Three local people have been honoured at a formal ceremony at Hillsborough Castle, receiving some of the highest accolades that can be conferred on members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet movements. Presented with the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate for Outstanding Meritorious Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty –…

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Helping Hand Earns OCN Credits For Killinchy Teenager

Extending the hand of friendship has helped Killinchy teenager Ryan Lindsay to chalk up valuable recognition from the Open College Network. Ryan, who is an enthusiastic Cadet Lance Corporal with the Hydebank Detachment of the Army Cadet Force in South Belfast, recently acted as a Mentor in the innovative Community…

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Star Performances From Cadets Who Aim High

Prestigious awards earned in the Army Cadet Force have been enhancing the CVs and Personal Statements of Ballygowan teenagers. At a ceremony held recently at The Queen’s University Great Hall, Colonel Maurice Warnock, Cadet Commandant of 2nd Northern Ireland Battalion Army Cadet Force, presented three young people from Ballygowan with…

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Down Cadets On Mission To Recruit

CADETS  from Down District have been so inspired by their annual two week, adventure-packed Annual Camp in Northumberland that they have returned ready to launch a local recruitment campaign. The local teens are highlighting opportunities to try new sports and activities, acquire new skills, get fit, build their cvs, make…

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Cadets at Home on the Range

KEEN eyes and steady nerves paid off for sharp-shooting local Cadets who were competing in the annual Inter-Service Cadet Rifle Meeting at Magilligan.   The hot shots who train at the shooting ranges at Ballykinler claimed some of the most prestigious prizes in a tournament which is one of the…

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