Training Weekend promotions and awards

March 31, 2023

Dundee Area cadets from Angus & Dundee Battalion ACF successfully completed their first Training Weekend of 2023.

The weekend also saw promotions and the presentation of awards at the Battalion’s Cadet Training Centre at Barry Buddon, near Carnoustie in Angus.

2nd Lieutenant Charlie Barclay.

Area Commander Charlie Barclay was promoted from Sergeant Major to 2nd Lieutenant after completing his Officers’ Course.

Meanwhile George Boyle, the Dundee Area Training Officer, was appointed Under Officer.

George Boyle (left) was promoted to Under Officer. The presentation was made by 2nd Lt Barclay.

Cadets, including six from 2nd Battalion The Highlanders ACF, successfully completed a variety of awards during the Junior Cadet Instructor Cadre (JCIC).

The Awards included: Basic Board passes; Basic Shooting passes; Youth First Aid courses; 1-Star Shooting passes; and Senior Cadet First Aid at Work (FAW) passes.

Cadets with their First Aid certificates.
Cadets proudly showing off their JCIC Certificates of Achievement.
Cadets with their Basic Training Awards.

The Junior Cadet Instructor Cadre (JCIC) is an integral part of 3-Star training and all cadets at this level take the course. It is designed to teach the cadet how to instruct new entrants and 1-Star cadets in Drill and Turnout and Military Knowledge, Navigation, Skill-at-Arms, and Fieldcraft.

The JCIC has two purposes. Firstly it initiates the senior cadet into the techniques of instruction; and secondly it assesses the cadet’s ability as a potential instructor, with particular reference to their possible selection to undertake the Senior Cadet Instructors Cadre at 4-Star level.