Local cadets show strength of arms

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ARMY cadets from Broughty Ferry and Monifieth recently emerged victors at a competition testing their skill at arms.

The cadets from B Company of the Angus and Dundee Battalion, Army Cadet Force held a military skills competition at Barry Buddon training camp.

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They were tested in a range of disciplines, such as fieldcraft, which included camouflage and concealment, observations, section formations and field signals.

There was also a billet competition, and other categories including sports, target shooting, drill and turnout, first aid skills and triage procedure were judged.

And the 2012 overall winners were from the Monifieth detachment, commanded by Sergeant Major Ted Simpson who also organised the competition.

The Monifieth cadets meet at ACF Headquarters at Barry Buddon on Wednesday evenings.

The Grove Black Watch detachment also competed and won the best turnout award, they meet at the Barracks of Broughty Ferry Castle on Thursdays from 7 to 9.30 p.m.

If you think you might like to join the Army Cadets or simply for more information on the organisation contact Angus and Dundee Battalion headquarters on 01382 533349.