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March to another medal: Sgt Owen Davies and CWO David Folder

March to another medal: Sgt Owen Davies and CWO David Folder

LOCAL air cadets have added yet another medal to their collection by completing the Number 3 Welsh Wing 25km march.

CWO David Folder and Sergeant Owen Davies oversaw the march, which was subject to periods of pouring rain, in order to achieve the medal.

The Air Cadet Organisation (ACO), which is heavily involved in road marching, says that the march promotes team work, self-discipline, fitness and leadership.

Once cadets have got the bug for marching, they can go on to complete the four day Nijmegen March, a 100 mile march in The Netherlands – the event sees over 200,000 people from all over the world participate every year.

The 1284 (Tenby) Squadron has a very high success rate with getting cadets to Nijmegen, with Cadets given the help and advice they need by senior cadets. During the march, CWO Folder was placed in command of both 1284 (Tenby) Squadron and 1092 (Bridgend) Squadron, ensuring both were safe and completed the march.

CWO Folder said: “I enjoy road marching, it’s a great way to stay fit, push yourself and bond with people. As team leader, I had the responsibility of keeping moral high, general safety and foot care.”

CWO Folder gained his First Aid at Work qualification through Air Cadets and has often used these skills to assist others.

He added: “I would recommend that everyone at least try road marching, it’s a lot more fun that it sounds.”

Everyone under CWO Folder completed the march, along with the help of Sergeant Davies, who instructed the cadets on how best to use their time at rest areas and helped with keeping teams’ heads held high.

The ATC has provided adventurous training for cadets for 75 years; instructing them in flying, gliding, field-craft and weapons training. Cadets also have the chance to go on camps to RAF bases and learn about leadership skills and life in the RAF.

The ACO offers academic qualifications such as BTEC’s in Music, Aviation Studies, Public Services and the Institute of Leadership and Management. It also offers other skills and qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, from Bronze to Gold, and teaches First Aid, from basic to advanced level.

The ACO also offers a wide range of sports including rugby, hockey, football, netball and athletics. These can be done at squadron level all the way to a national level, where you will be able to represent the entire UK ACO in your chosen field.

If you’re aged between 12 and 17 and you’re interested in joining Tenby Squadron, contact, oc.1284@aircadets. org or contact CWO David Folder on 01646 651635. Parades are held every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. You can also follow the squadron on Facebook by going to www.facebook.com/1284ATC.

The organisation is also looking for adults to take part and help out. Those interested can visit the website listed above.

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Salvage Hunters: New series is filming in Pembrokeshire, and they need help

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SALVAGE HUNTERS, the well-loved and most watched Quest TV and Discovery Network show, is on the hunt for locations to film at in the Pembrokeshire and the wider South West Wales area to feature in the upcoming series.

We follow decorative antiques expert Drew Pritchard as he travels around various locations in the UK and abroad on his quest to find and buy unusual objects with an interesting history.

Drew really visits everywhere – beautiful estates, old family businesses, barns and attic’s stuffed full of unwanted things, museums, factories, collectors and iconic religious sites buying all sorts along the way – from gorgeous country house furniture and railwayana to 6ft 1980s disco balls and anything in-between.

Now in its sixteenth series and airing to over half a million people in the UK and millions more worldwide, this is a great opportunity for you to promote your business or home to a broad audience, sell a few items that perhaps you no longer need, make some money and celebrate the history and heritage of the UK.

If you think you fit the bill or know somebody that might then please do not hesitate to reach out and speak with a member of our team.

Call us on 0203 179 0092 or alternatively send us an email to – salvagehunters@curvemedia.com

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Fishguard and Goodwick Mural project turns to Crowdfunder to raise money

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PLANS to put up a few bright and decorative murals around the twin towns of Fishguard & Goodwick have turned to Crowdfunder to raise the money needed for their vision.

Andrew Harries, found of the Fishguard Future Projects, wants to place 12 murals around Fishguard and Goodwick “to help brighten up the town and showcase its culture and history”.

Andrew said: “Having been born and raised in Fishguard, I have seen the town’s highs and lows.

“Fishguard and Goodwick has a lot of potential with the tourism trade growing every year and the popular events such as the Music Festivals, The New Years Eve Street Party, The Carnival, The Soapbox Derby and many more helping attract even more visitors.”

The murals, which were initially turned down for funding when a grant application was refused, will focus on the two towns “interesting but lesser known history” that Andrew feels needs to be highlighted.

Andrew told The Herald: “Each design will be 8 x 6ft and mounted professionally on buildings around the area. Having spoken to a few business owners around the town, this project has received a lot of positive feedback.”

“The murals will unfortunately need to be fully funded via Crowdfunder, after a grant application was turned down.

“I have explored the option of having them traditionally painted on, but this would be more cost effective and would need to be maintained every 5 – 8 years. With this in mind, the designs will be created digitally and then professionally mounted on aluminium composite.”

If you want to help, you can find the link to Andrew’s Crowdfunder here.

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Drive for new recruits as Army Cadets re-open

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DYFED AND GLAMORGAN ARMY CADET FORCE are now able to accept new joiners aged 12 (and in Year 8 at School) to 17 years old.

Joining the Army Cadets will give access to a wide range of exciting activities, from adventurous training (AT) such as kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to military-themed activities including shooting, fieldcraft and skill at arms, as well as training in first aid, young adults get the chance to discover lots of new experiences and make new friends.  

There is no obligation to join the Forces at all, but they can give some guidance if you are interested.  

There are no subscription charges, uniform is issued free on a loan basis; the only thing you need to supply yourselves is Boots.  

The Cadet Force are also looking for adult volunteers, both uniformed and non-uniformed to assist as well.

They have Detachments located in Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Narberth, Tenby, Milford Haven, Neyland, Pembroke Dock, Tenby, St Clears, Llanelli, Trimsarren and Burry Port.

Most Detachments parade twice a week in the evenings 1900 – 2100hrs on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday (Depending on Location) and try to get away for a weekend every month as well as organising summer camps. 

Further Information is available at :- www.armycadets.com or call them on 01656 657593 (Option 1) to find out where your local detachment is and what nights they Parade.

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