Cadets get a piece of the action

A GROUP of army cadets saw action when they spent two weeks of their summer holidays at boot camp. Cadets from Stevenage and Hitchin were among hundreds from across Hertfordshire who visited Nesscliffe Army Training Camp, in Shropshire, and completed task

A GROUP of army cadets saw action when they spent two weeks of their summer holidays at boot camp.

Cadets from Stevenage and Hitchin were among hundreds from across Hertfordshire who visited Nesscliffe Army Training Camp, in Shropshire, and completed tasks such as target shooting, drill, adventure training activities and overnight ambush exercises.

Stevenage cadets took part in a senior signals course and were tested over a period of nine days to qualify as infantry signal communications operators.

Planner and Hertfordshire army cadet commandant colonel Ian MacLeod said: "Nesscliffe has proved a great place for the cadets to train and take part in some really great activities.

"I am sure when they go back to school at the end of their holidays they will be telling plenty of their friends some pretty good 'war' stories.