Aiming high with the Peak’s Army cadets

Chapel Army Cadets open night, cadets Danni Parker and Ryan Collins demonstrate first aid techniques to their guests.
Chapel Army Cadets open night, cadets Danni Parker and Ryan Collins demonstrate first aid techniques to their guests.

An expedition to Mount Everest was among the challenges highlighted at an open evening to give visitors an insight into the sort of things young people get up to in the Army Cadets.

The event, held by Chapel Army Cadets, included a first aid exercise and a drill display as well as information about the annual camp and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Detachment Commander, Sgt James Vernon said: “The Army Cadets has loads to offer teenagers in Derbyshire and tonight was just a taster.

“The open evening has been a great success and I thank the cadets as well as parents, ex-cadets and other local people for coming along to see us.”

Derbyshire Army Cadet Force welcomes boys and girls from the age of 12 (and in at least year eight at school), of all abilities and backgrounds.

There are detachments in New Mills, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Bakewell and Tideswell. For more information call 01332 772025, visit derbyshireacf.com or just call in to your local detachment.