Kent Army Cadet Force held their Visitors Day in August while at Camp in the Cinque Ports Training Area, at St Martins Plain Camp, Shorncliffe. Among those who attended with the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’ Isle, were David Brazier, the Chairman of KCC, Mr Stuart Gemmell from Deal RBL, the Mayors of Sevenoaks, Margate and Deal and representatives from the Royal British Legion, The Remembrance Lodge and the Worshipful Company of Patternmakers, the latter two kindly gave financial support to KACF.
The day was spent visiting groups of Cadets undergoing training for their “Star Qualifications”. Everyone had the opportunity to speak to the Cadets during their visit and it was established all were greatly enjoying the experience.
During the break for lunch Viscount De L’Isle was pleased to award The Junior Leadership Cup to Sergeant Instructor Simon Kenmure. The award is for the junior leader who is judged to be the best in KACF. This Cup is awarded after due consideration by the Commandant and his senior officers, and is open to all junior adult instructors to promote the best possible standards of leadership at an early stage of all participants.
Speaking at the award presentation The Lord-Lieutenant thanked KACF for inviting their guests and urged all to promote the recruitment of Adult Instructors saying “The role is a challenging one but is extremely rewarding, while helping Kent’s youth to acquire important life skills through their training”.