Local cadets organise fun day for siblings

On Saturday 10th June, we had the pleasure of hosting cadets from 5 Platoon Welsh Guards Maidenhead for a fun-filled day for siblings.

The cadets took the lead in organising the day, which began with a parade followed by a demonstration on personal camouflage and concealment. After being shown why it is used and how to apply it, siblings gave it a go at applying it themselves.

Next up the siblings and Alexander’s Care Team were put through their paces in something called ‘Drill and Turnout stand’, with the cadets teaching a basic drill to them.

The rest of the day was packed with informative sessions on Field craft, Field shelters, Field cooking and packing of equipment. It was fascinating to learn about all the equipment, why it is needed and how it is used. The cadets made the day so enjoyable and even added a competitive element at the end of the day with a race to see which sibling could pack all the kit the fastest!

It was a brilliant day and we are delighted that the platoon is keen to make it an annual event at our hospice!

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