proud father

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  1. DieHard

    DieHard LE Book Reviewer

    Just a chance to mention the proud acheivements of my kids in the acf. They are 12 year old twins boy and girl and in the short 6 months tehy have been there the boy came 3rd in cross country against 16 year olds and my daughter not forgetting she is only 12 won gold medal for discus in inter company competition, then gold in regional competition and yesterday she won the gold in the national competition making her the acf champion. Now she gets to represent the army cadet force in a tri service competition. Had to put this on here im quite pfoud of them especially as they are some of the youngest cadets in the country, and to show if you apply yourself you can achieve many things.
     
  2. Excellent!!

    My best wishes for their future.

    Their are quite a few stories over the years of sportsmen and women who started their careers as cadets.
     
  3. excellent now let me be the first to fly the flag - all you gotta do know is persuade them both to join up, REME and armourer be quite good cheers lol
     
  4. Well done to them. I was an Air Cadet and I still believe that the qualities of discipline, teamwork, self reliance, perseverance and self confidence that I was taught have been an asset throughout my life.

    Irrespective of Service, the Cadet forces are a great force for good.
     
  5. Congratulations to you and to your kids.

    Also, don't know about the UK, but on my side of the pond it's Father's Day so Happy Fathers Day too.
     
  6. DieHard

    DieHard LE Book Reviewer

    They have worked out thier careers already my daughter wants to be an army doctor and my son will join if his chelsea trials dont work out , being quite a good shot and very good at hiding from me when im angry i think he should fit into a sniper platoon quite well.
     
  7. DieHard

    DieHard LE Book Reviewer

    They have worked out thier careers already my daughter wants to be an army doctor and my son will join if his chelsea trials dont work out , being quite a good shot and very good at hiding from me when im angry i think he should fit into a sniper platoon quite well.
     
  8. I took a few of the competitors to the ACF National Athletics Championships from London Region. They had a good day. The Region won overall and every cadet I took managed to get at least one winners or runners up medal.

    A happy minibus on the way home.

    Well done to all who took part.
     
  9. I'd be dead chuffed too! Well done kids (& Dad)
     
  10. Well done to you Dad, you have obviously brought them up to realise that you can acheive anything if you strive for it. Better than all those kids who sit back and wait for it to come to them.

    A proud dad and well deserved.
     
  11. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Hat doffed to YOU and your kids mate. Well done all. You for instilling the right ethos and standards, and your kids for taking it all the way!

    Can't recommend Sniping enough for your lad if his trials fail. It's very hard work, and it's a very skilled job, but worth every bit of effort to get there.

    Just a note on sniping and why it's a goal in itself: Snipers are infantry soldiers, who's skills as a soldier are taken to such a level that they become 'specialist' skills. What that means is that, if nothing else, he will be a VERY good infantry soldier. :D
     
  12. well done indeed, its great that you encourage them. my dad just left me to it and couldnt give less of a shit, your kids obviously come from fine stock. all the best to them
     
  13. well done Its always nice to hear good stories for a change, we need more of these,IMO every Cadet who joins up is a winner in the race of Life.
     
  14. And a potential Post Office employee.
     
  15. I wouldn't knock the PO, the money is good, work is easy enough.