Kathryn swaps Easter holidays for nine-day cadet training camp

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Instead of gorging on Easter eggs, a Fort William army cadet has spent part of her Easter Break this year honing her leadership skills at a cadet training camp.

Cadet Colour Sergeant Kathryn Kelly, 17, from 1st Battalion The Highlander’s Fort William Detachment, took part in the Cadet Leadership Course during the first week of the School Holidays at Barry Buddon Training Camp, near Dundee.

The intensive course, conducted by Cadet Training Team Scotland, saw almost 120 cadets from across the United Kingdom attend to build upon their leadership abilities. The Cadet Leadership Course is open to cadets aged 15 to 17 from all three cadet services and is designed to develop cadets’ initiative and self-reliance by using the challenging and demanding problems.

Throughout the course Kathryn took part in various leadership situations The culmination of the course was a three day exercise on Barry Buddon Training Area, which had the cadets take on various command and leadership positions either in their respective platoons or within their sections.

As well as adding another qualification on her cadet record, completion of the Cadet Leadership Course now also qualifies Kathryn for a newly created SQA Level 6 Qualification in Leadership which can be added to their CVs.

1st Battalion the Highlanders ACF is a youth organisation which provides challenging adventure, sporting and community activities aiming to inspire young people to achieve success in live while having fun at the same time. Fort William Detachment meet at the Cadet Centre on Croft Road every Wednesday evening between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.


CSgt Kelly (front left) with her section visiting 45 Commando Memorial – based on training area – while coming back exercise. NO F16 Cadet

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