At an early age, I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism, which is a social and communicative learning difficulty affecting 1 in 100 people in the UK. This single-handedly changed my life…… for the better. There is no cure for my condition, and my parents were told I would never have any relationships, friendships nor receive […]
YJA’s Senior Editor, Bill Thompson has for the last five years helped promote the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force. Earlier this month, he accompanied the cadet band to Belgium to report on a very special event.
Over the Easter break, ninety Army Cadets from around Lincolnshire have completed their initial training and are now ready to progress through the cadet syllabus. Typically aged 13, or just over, the cadets have enjoyed a very busy four days based at Beckingham Army Training Camp. The camp, on the outskirts of Newark-on-Trent, has been […]
Young people are often accused of spending too much time alone in front of a TV or computer yet there are many organisations in the UK that offer the chance to experience exciting activities and make new friends. YJA Co-editor, Bill Thompson is a volunteer in the Army Cadet Force so he has been able to […]
The inauguration of HM Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets took place at Sobraon Barracks, Lincoln on 31st October. Leading Cadet Aimee Cambell – Training Ship Wrangler, Lincoln, Cadet Flight Sergeant Oliver Blakey – 141 (Boston) Squadron and Cadet Sergeant Elina Zebrekste – Boston Detachment received their Badge of Office from Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Toby Dennis. A Lord Lieutenant’s […]
As well as being a YJA editor, Bill Thompson also helps promote the Army Cadet Force. He loves meeting cadets and publishing stories about them. Here’s his latest: When I was advised that a fifth member of a family had recently joined Billingborough detachment, I was keen to head into 3 Coy territory and meet the Slipper siblings. The […]
A member of the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force Band has recently competed against some of the best young brass musicians in the USA. Earlier this month, 15-year-old Cdt Kira Roberts fulfilled her dream when she entered as a soloist in the North American Brass Band Championship held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Kira was up against much […]
Two Army Cadets from North Hykeham Detachment are very much anticipating Easter Camp at Beckingham, where they will complete their basic training. During their first year, cadets Ellie Rowbottom and Tegan Aplin are already making a strong impression at their detachment. Ellie signed up after she heard an army cadet give a school presentation. […]
In his final year as an Army cadet, Gainsborough’s Kyle Fogarty, a former Young Journalist from the previously named Trent Valley Academy, has passed a tough assessment course and is now a Master Cadet. This is the first time for a decade that a cadet from Lincolnshire’s 4 Company has achieved this level of recognition. Last […]
Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force has just launched its first-ever digital magazine. The 58 page first edition covers some of the amazing activities the cadets have been involved in, including some great work in local communities. Click here to open!