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     Cadet William Field from Ilminster Platoon competing at the Royal Windsor Show
   Salamanca Company using kayaks in Pembrokeshire
 Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - is   Sqn RLC, WO2 (SSM) Richard Armour RLC for
SI Natalie Eccles, SI Sara Morrell , WO1 (RSM) Andy Godfrey, SI Geraint Horton, WO2 (SMI) Peter Russell, SI Andrew Kemp and SI Madison Skidmore visit Arromanches- Les Bains during ACF D-Day 75
   designed to offer cadets the opportunity to view, experience and understand STEM in a military context and encourage them to continue with these subjects at GCSE, A Level and hopefully beyond. Cadets from across the UK, including five from Somerset, attended the week-long course run by the Royal Corps of Signals at Westdown Camp. Teams undertook two rotations gaining an insight into the technology within the Army and gaining practical experience. The RA, RE, R SIGNALS, REME all showed off equipment capabilities and skills encour- aging participation throughout. A great initiative – thank you! Meanwhile 19 lucky cadets from Bishops Hull visited ATC Pirbright for an intensive 24-hour visit. It was designed to give cadets a closer look at how the Army trains its new recruits, allowing all to make a better-informed decision when they leave the ACF. Reveille for some at 0430 am led to a busy competitive and fulfilling day.
Maj Tim Tatler, OC Jellalabad Company, thanked Maj Pierre Goaté RLC, OC 96 (Duke of Gloucester)
making the trip so enjoyable and eye-opening. Somerset have excelled in sports over the last year coming top in the SW Regional Athletics Champion- ships and finishing high up in the national Athletics Championships at Altcar. Our junior girls became national champions in the Six A Side Football Competition at Altcar in March 2019. It has been a busy year for the Silver Bugles Band, with buglers SSI Damon Farnell and Sjt Josh Scovell sounding Last Post followed by Reveille at ceremonies. LCpl
Brandon Stobie, aged 14, from Frome Platoon, also sounded the Last Post at dusk. The Band’s efforts over the year culminated in major displays at both Salisbury and Weston-su- per-Mare on Armed Forces Day on two
of the hottest days of the year. By the end of the year the Band will have over 30 official performances, a challenge for the enthusiastic members who still have to fit in all their standard APC Syllabus training.
   Cadet from Normandy Company – Fieldcraft training weekend
ACF D Day 75 trip Cadets from Somerset ACF – Pegasus Bridge

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