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Cadets gain Army life experience at DST

Cadets from units across Yorkshire have been given the opportunity to experience first-hand, how soldiers in The RLC train, thanks to staff at the Defence School of Transport (DST) in Leconfield.

This is the first time in its history that the DST has opened its doors to cadets and let them experience some of the training that regular personnel undertake.

The special event, Exercise Logistic Scholar, was organised by Gerard Hardy the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Yorkshire and The Humber (RFCA) School Cadet Expansion Officer (also a reservist RLC officer) and Major Tracy Mackenzie-Rayner RLC, Officer Commanding, Military Driver Training Squadron at the DST.

“The aim of the exercise is three-fold; it’s an opportunity for DST to open itself up to the community and highlight the opportunities available within the corps,” said Mr Hardy.

“it’s also a reward the best cadets from the two RLC cap-badged Cadet Expansion Plan (CEP) units that have paraded so far, and it will help develop a sense of ‘military family’ where regular and reserve forces engage proactively with cadets.”

The cadets, who are all members of the Army Cadet Force (ACF) and the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), were able to experience close combat simulations, clay pigeon shooting and military vehicle demonstrations.

Around 40 cadets from Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF, Askham Bryan CCF and Sirius Academy West CCF visited the camp in Leconfield to take part.

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