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DieHard

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#1
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.
 
#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.
 

DieHard

LE
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#6
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.
 

DieHard

LE
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#7
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.
 
#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.
 

Biped

LE
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#11
DieHard said:
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.
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.
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#14
semper said:
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.
And a potential Post Office employee.
 
#15
Biscuits_AB said:
semper said:
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.
And a potential Post Office employee.
I wouldn't knock the PO, the money is good, work is easy enough.
 
#16
Congratulations and well done to your two children. I will talk to wifeoid about our 12 year old joining the ACF, I'd never considered it. If I can unglue him from his XBox that is.
 
#18
semper said:
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.
When i took over my detachment three years ago, my "senior" cadet was a three star corporal. I stressed to him how much i would need his help for the first few months as this was my first command. His response was "Sorry Ma'am, Im actually thinking of leaving cadets, Im not getting much out of it". I asked him to give it six months.

Fast forward three years : Cadet RSM, Bisley shot (both at ISCRM and CISSAM), Lord Lieutenant's cadet, Young Citizen of the Year, Master Cadet, Cadet Leadership Course (top six place) and just this weekend came third in the Clare Shore competition at Frimley!!!!

Proud???? I could not be more proud if he was my own son.
THAT's what being an CFAV is all about!
 

DieHard

LE
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#20
just to really put the icing on the cake my boy is goona be given his first stripe before christmas, before more senior cadets i am well chuffed his sister has also ben told she is a candidate for one too, and there rifle drill has got them to represent the detachment on rememberence day. Still messy buggers around the house though
 

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