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ABF Curry Lunch


Foremark Hall in Derbyshire is near to the hamlets of Ingleby, Ticknall and Milton and also the Village of Repton. It sits in the centre of Foremark, commanding a panoramic view of the woodlands and the Foremark lake. It was built for the Burdett family in 1762 and today it is a part of the Repton School estate. On 8th February 2009, The Army Benevolent Fund held their annual Curry Lunch. Lt Col Jack Tarr was there to meet us as Cadets from Phoenix Street Detachment arrived to help with the day. Within an hour, tables were put together and set up, chairs placed and promotional signs set up. A lull in the activity gave us time to have our lunch of chicken and beef curry which was washed down enthusiastically with Coke. It was then time to greet the dignitaries and guests as they arrived, coats were taken and drinks served. Colonel Tarr said “..he was extremely proud of the hard work all the cadets put in”. From the rest of the guests compliments on the politeness and helpfulness of the Phoenix street bunch were abundant. A short break after the sweet course gave the cadets time to have their pudding and, after that, it was back to work clearing tables. The raffle came next and over £370.00 was raised. After assisting with the clearing up it was time for us to go: we had left the place as we had


Market Research Happy Waiters Cadet Curry


found it knowing in a year’s time we would be back again. The following Cadets attended: Cdt Melissa Loonam, Cdt Shannon Loonam, Cdt Bethany Mullins, Cdt Lee Mullins, Cdt Dan Mackenzie, Cdt Sophie Ollererenshaw and the following Officers attended: Capt Rawlings, Lt Rawlings, AUO Robson.


Derbyshire Woodland Trust


Adult instructors from B Company were put through their paces by the Derbyshire Woodland Trust so that their cadets could benefit from a different form of community help. Five instructors from Alfreton, Clay Cross, Chesterfield and Company Headquarters volunteered to take the one day course in order to become Woodland management competent so that they could go on to taking cadets from their detachments on this worthwhile and interesting community project. The day started with a safety brief by the head ranger before being shown when, why and how to fell trees. The group then put their new skills into practice by felling trees then separating wood from brash and making conservation piles for local woodland creatures to inhabit. B Company is keen to let cadets have a go and take some ownership of their own local woodland areas. Cadets who take part will start clocking up hours for their cadet in the community passes and also the newly renamed volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.


Two senior Cadets from Derbyshire ACF recently assisted the Army Cadet Force Association with market research. ACFA are currently looking at the future strategy for recruiting new adult instructors into the organisation and interviewed senior Cadets, Adult Instructors and Officers for their views and opinions in different parts of the Country. Derbyshire ACF, with three other Counties, was asked to take part in this essential study. Cadet CSgt Lucas Nicholson from Belper Detachment C Company and Cpl Jasmine Durrant from Bakewell A Company were interviewed for just over one hour on many aspects of the ACF and had the opportunity to give feedback to the ACFA on how they perceived the organisation and the opportunities it provided. The Cadets said that they were delighted to be asked to take part and that they were both considering a career as an Adult Instructor with Derbyshire ACF.


Derbyshire ACF holds


Officer Study Day On Saturday 7th February 2009, Derbyshire ACF held an Officers’ study day at their HQ in Sinfin Lane, Derby. The day started at 0815 hours when those attending gathered for refreshments and meeting old friends. The first presentation was given by Lt Col John Ludlum, Deputy Chief Executive of East Midlands RFCA. His forty minute talk on leadership was both interesting and informative and involved all present. This was followed by a look at administration and the rôles of the professional support staff by the CEO, Lt Col David Elsam. The QM, Capt Martin Hobbs, then had his twenty minutes’ worth to update everyone on new equipment and its care as laid down in the Equipment Care Directive. Lorraine Hearsey from CVQO gave a most interesting presentation on adult qualifications available through the ACF. The morning session finished with an update on the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme by Capt Jason Kitson. A buffet lunch was served in the Mess giving everyone the chance to catch up and network. The afternoon session started with a Training Safety Update by the TSA, WO2 Dave Platt. The group then split into syndicates for an hour and the day finished with an open forum and the closing address by the Commandant, Col Trevor Paulucci. After a packed and informative day, the thirty two students were able to wend our weary way home.


106 October 2009 The Mercian Eagle


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