On Monday 9 July, Major General Ben Bathurst CBE formally opened the new Army Cadet Centre on Dorset Road, Merton. The Cadet Centre is home to 134 (Royal Regiment of Fusiliers) Cadet Detachment, Army Cadet Force.
The opening was an opportunity for the cadet’s families, local members of the community and representatives of the armed services to come together to recognise the hard work of the cadets, who are members of one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations.
Being a cadet is a rewarding experience where 12-18 year olds can enjoy action, adventure, fun and friendship. As described by Senior NCO, Corporal Selina Senguder “there is such a broad range of activities and you get to do things that you wouldn’t get to do in real life. You also get to meet people from lots of different backgrounds”.
Major General Bathurst congratulated the cadets and recognised the important role of the Adult Volunteers. “None of this would be possible without the wonderful Cadet Force Adult Volunteers who freely give up their own time in evenings, weekends and holidays”.
In addition, Major General Bathurst thanked all those who made the event possible including the Army Cadet Force, London District Cadet Force Headquarters and the Reserve Forces’ and Cade’s Association for Greater London.