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Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
Northern Ireland



28 September 2015

The sky’s the limit for Army Cadets from 2nd (NI) Battalion Army Cadet Force (ACF) as they collect prestigious awards at a formal ceremony held at Queen’s University Belfast.

Their hard work and commitment to the Cadet movement earned them praise from Colonel Maurice Warnock, Commandant 2nd (NI) Battalion ACF who presented badges and certificates to recognize a range of achievements.

Congratulating the talented teenagers, he said, “It is a pleasure to reward the drive and enthusiasm which lie behind this latest, impressive crop of awards. Today we recognise the Cadets’ hard work with badges and certificates, but there are long-term benefits too.  Through their achievements these young people have attained maturity and qualities of leadership, teamwork and self-reliance which will stand them in good stead as they prepare for college, university and their adult life.

“I congratulate not only the Cadets as they receive their awards, but also the Adult Instructors who have devoted considerable time and energy to helping ‘their’ Cadets to achieve their full potential.”

Pictured above in the main photo is Cadet Colour Sergeant Major Rebecca Scott, who attained the ultimate cadet accolade of Master Cadet with, from left, Colonel Maurice Warnock and Colonel Mike Murdoch MBE, Deputy Commander 38 (Irish) Brigade, who presented Rebecca with her award.


Above Left: Cadet Sgt Jo Baker; Cadet Corporal Tom Parsons; Cadet Sgt David Cooley
Above Centre: Cadet Sgt Tyler Foster
Above Right: Cadet Colour Sgt David O'Sullivan; Cadet Lance Corporal Holly McGowan


Above Left: Cadet Colour Sgt David Spratt; Cadet Colour Sgt Joseph Armstrong
Above Centre: 2nd Lt Sarah Ellis; cadet Sgt Sam Davison
Above Right: Cadet Lance Corporal Harry Drinkwater


Above Left: Cadet Corporal Melissa McDevitt; Cadet Sgt Benjamin Cousins
Above Centre: Cadet Sgt Brandon Hull
Above Right: Cadet Sgt Dempsey Brown; Cadet Corporal Samuel Robinson
Below: Cadet Sgt Sam Leckey