Council grant helps cadets buy adventure equipment

Aylesbury cadets - Cdt Cpl Grace Farrow, Cdt Charlotte Bullivant, with archery equipment
Aylesbury cadets - Cdt Cpl Grace Farrow, Cdt Charlotte Bullivant, with archery equipment

A cheque for £2,000 was presented to the Bucks Army Cadet Force League by members of Aylesbury Town Council’s grants committee.

The grant helped buy adventurous training equipment for Buckinghamshire (The Rifles) Army Cadet Force, and cadets from 4 (Aylesbury) Platoon attended June’s council meeting to thank councillors and to exhibit some of the equipment purchased.

Aylesbury cadets - Cdt Cpl Grace Farrow, Cdt Cpl Keira Matthews, Cdt LCpl Adam Ateem, Cdt Cpl Khalid Atteem, meet Cllr Barbara Russel (Mayor of Aylesbury)

Aylesbury cadets - Cdt Cpl Grace Farrow, Cdt Cpl Keira Matthews, Cdt LCpl Adam Ateem, Cdt Cpl Khalid Atteem, meet Cllr Barbara Russel (Mayor of Aylesbury)

Cdt Cpl Khalid Ateem, speaking to Cllr Barbara Russel, Mayor of Aylesbury, said: “The ACF gives us the opportunity to experience a wide range of adventurous training activities. We’ve brought along some kayaking and archery equipment this evening, but we’ve also recently had the opportunity to take part in events such as climbing and water-skiing.”

Addressing the Council, Cllr Alison Harrison said: “I attended a parade night at Viney House recently, and took part in a drill lesson. The cadets were wonderful, and patient. They work really hard and they deserve a big round of applause.”

The Bucks ACF League is a registered charity providing support and assistance to the County’s Army Cadets, by funding equipment to support training, financial support for exchange and remembrance trips, and financial help for individual cadets for the costs of going to annual camp.

Aylesbury cadets - Cllr Brian Adams, Cdt Cpl Khalid Ateem, Cdt LCpl Lewis Barnett, Cllr Ranjula Takodra MBE, Cdt LCpl Adam Ateem, Cllr Jenny Puddefoot, Cdt Charlote Bullivant, Cllr Denise Summers, Lt Col John Williams MBE TD (Chairman, Bucks ACF League), Cdt Cpl Grace Farrow, Cllr Tufail Hussain.

Aylesbury cadets - Cllr Brian Adams, Cdt Cpl Khalid Ateem, Cdt LCpl Lewis Barnett, Cllr Ranjula Takodra MBE, Cdt LCpl Adam Ateem, Cllr Jenny Puddefoot, Cdt Charlote Bullivant, Cllr Denise Summers, Lt Col John Williams MBE TD (Chairman, Bucks ACF League), Cdt Cpl Grace Farrow, Cllr Tufail Hussain.