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TAKING THE RAP – LIVING WITH AUTISM

TAKING THE RAP – LIVING WITH AUTISM

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 […]

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YJA helps Army Cadets with Oral History Project

YJA helps Army Cadets with Oral History Project

 YJA’s Managing Editor, Sam Atkins, and Programme Manager, Rob Pitman, have helped Army Cadets from Caistor with an oral history project, which explores Lincolnshire’s role in 20th-century conflicts. The cadets decided to interview local people about their recollections of times of conflict and how this affected local communities. The film of the day has now […]

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Army Cadet Musician Shines in USA

Army Cadet Musician Shines in USA

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 […]

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Cadets are Shining Examples

Cadets are Shining Examples

  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. […]

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Horncastle Pair Seek Shot Put Success

Horncastle Pair Seek Shot Put Success

Two army cadets from Horncastle have really being putting it about in recently, having been selected to represent their region in the Army Cadet National Athletics Championships being held this Saturday at Grantham’s Meres Stadium. Both Macauley Cox and Hadleigh Brown have proved their prowess in the shot put event and will be representing their […]

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Army Cadets set to complete Basic Training

Army Cadets set to complete Basic Training

This week, army cadets from local detachments are at Beckingham Camp to complete their basic training.           Over a hundred youngsters, typically aged 13, or just over, from Lincolnshire will be having a very busy five days, as they complete their induction period with the cadets. The annual Easter Camp is […]

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Remembrance in Horncastle

Remembrance in Horncastle

In my role as a  Public Relations Officer for the Army Cadet Force (ACF), I spent Sunday morning in Horncastle to celebrate Remembrance Sunday. The streets of the town were crowded as the parade, consisting of many local organisations, made its way to a packed St Mary’s Church and, later, to the old War Memorial Hospital. One of […]

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Army Cadets go for Gold

Army Cadets go for Gold

In total, ten regions took part in the event, including Scotland and Wales, providing a perfect blend of diversified talent.