Ballygowan Cadets Rise To The Challenge

Celebrating victory in one of the toughest of all Cadet competitions are members of the Ballygowan Detachment Army Cadet Force.dn_screen

The lads swept to victory to take not only numerous individual and section awards but also the prestigious Calcutta Cup, the ultimate honour in the Northern Ireland Cadet Military Skills Competition contested recently at Magilligan Training Camp.  Now they are  faced with the challenge of making space in the trophy cabinet to house their latest awards!

Top pic: Accepting the trophy for Best Army Cadet Force Section Commander from Colonel Mike Murdoch, Deputy Commander 38 (Irish) Brigade is Cadet Colour Sergeant Justin Lavery from Ballygowan.

Middle pic: Delighted to get their hands on that much-coveted Calcutta Cup: Cadet Lance Sergeant David Spratt and Cadet Lance Corporal Jonathan Lavery from Ballygowan enjoy their success.

Bottom pic: Savouring success: Cadet Sergeant Harry Shepherd from Ballynahinch.