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Country Kids and the Army Cadets

I keep meaning to do more of these, but time always seems to find a way to slip past me, and I love Coombe Mill’s website, so I’ve finally managed another Country Kids post.   We had a drive through to Huntly and the river Deveron at the weekend, and the kids spent ages skimming stones on the river.

The photos are from my old iPhone 3GS so you really do have to forgive the lack of quality, but hey, it was a weekend away, so I guess that means I was allowed to relax the good photo rules.

So, where do the Army Cadets come in.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Two of my boys spent a fair time with an army cadet, asking her all about it.  By the time they had finished talking, they were all up for joining the cadet force in Aberdeen to get their hands on some guns (heaven forbid).  Suffice to say that I’ve been asked to check it out for them as a hobby to add to their karate.  Somehow they’ve got the impression that being in the cadets is a reason to be seen as a “hard nut and shooting perfectionist.”

Needless to say, I’ve requested the information about the battalions in Aberdeen and there are several to choose from, so one of mine might get a chance at getting his hand on a gun and marching in time.   It certainly will mean getting involved, plenty of activities and some face paint and guns.  Discipline will also be at the front of it all, and respect for others.

What’s not to love for a boy by doing it, and the benefits for me as a parent could be quite high?

Over and out.

8 thoughts on “Country Kids and the Army Cadets

  1. It’s actually quite refreshing not to always see posed pictures, which is why I like reading blogs so much. The cadets sounds like it will be fun. I wish them all the best in their new adventures.

  2. Ooh good luck for him for next week. I hope he enjoys it. Let me know.

  3. Wow, my boys would have been just the same in awe of those Cadets in their uniform! They are all in the scouting movement but this is one I had not thought of. I think they have sea cadets here, I may have to look into it. A perfect Country Kids post and good for you taking time off, the pictures tell it all and I rather like the soft focus!

    1. I’ve checked it out today, and there are Sea Cadets from the age of 10, Air Cadets from 13, and the Army Cadets are from age 12. Mind are busy poring over the websites at the moment, to see which ones they would prefer to join. I think they’re hooked by the military draw (and the promise of yearly manoeuvres).

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