Two Berwick army cadets are now entering their final preparation phases for forthcoming overseas military training exercises.
Lance Corporal Jack Edmison is one of 20 Northumbria ACF cadets selected to take part in a 15-day military training exercise in Brunei.
He has attended several training weekends in Otterburn Military Camp, where he has learned a number of the skills he will put into practice in Brunei.
He has also taken part in exercises including physical endurance, presenting in front of an audience, first aid, team building, navigation training and has come face to face with some of the insects and reptiles he may come into contact with during his overseas experience.
Working with the Ghurka regiment, L/Cpl Edmison will be taught jungle survival skills and will take part in a jungle training exercise.
Lance Corporal Charlotte Voase, meanwhile, will be taking part in a week-long diving exercise in Gozo, Malta.
Whilst in Malta she and 17 other Northumbria cadets will take part in ten dives and will be assessed to achieve a PADI diving qualification.
Whilst in Malta L/Cpl Voase will dive to observe WWII shipwrecks, and will be involved in history research relating to WWII.
Berwick’s Detachment Commander, 2Lt Debra Jerdan, is very proud of the achievements of both Lance Corporals.
She said: “Both cadets have been in involved in organising fundraising events for their activities and would like to thank everyone who has supported them to achieve their goals. The detachment team have made a commitment to support at least two cadets per year to take part in overseas opportunities.
“The detachment is going from strength to strength and enabling young people to take part in a wide range of opportunities and activities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally is a sign of its success.”