Once-in-a-lifetime trip for cadet Jodie
ARMY Cadet Sergeant Jodie Standen has recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip where she took part in the Beating Retreat at Horseguards, London.
The annual event is a spectacular evening of music and military precision drill including horses, cannon and fireworks. The sixteen-year- old, who is also drum major for the pipes and drums of the first Battalion the Highlanders ACF, was one of 17 cadets representing the battalion in London.
In other cadet news, Corporal Danielle Ferguson, 17, from the Fort William detatchment, first Battalion the Highlanders, took part in a rock climbing course.
Speaking about the five- day course in Lancaster, Danielle said: ‘The instructors taught us lots of rock climbing ‘hacks’ and how to make our own anchors.’
Completion of the course means Danielle can now attend any indoor climbing centre and climb without having an introduction on how to climb, belay and tie knots.
Danielle now hopes to attend a 10- day climbing course in Spain.
Jodie Standen participates in the Beating Retreat.