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.
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.