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Army Cadet From Guildford Wins Music Award

Published on: 9 Apr, 2013
Updated on: 9 Apr, 2013
Cadet Bandsman Tamsin Beattie being presented with her award

Cadet Bandsman Tamsin Beattie being presented with her award

Tamsin Beattie from the Surrey Army Cadet Force (ACF), aged 15, from Guildford, has won an award at the Cadet Force Music Camp at Altcar, Merseyside.

The award was given to Tamsin, who attends Christ’s College school, for being the most improved musician in the beginner band.

Over 370 cadets from England, Wales and Northern Ireland attended the camp held during the Easter holidays. The cadets received expert musical tuition and in addition to taking their ACF music tests, they had the opportunity to take BTEC (Music), a qualification equivalent to four GCSEs. They also received other ACF training, including shooting, sports and archery. 

Tamsin will be using the musical skills learnt at camp with the Surrey Army Cadet Force Band at Guildford. Meetings are held on Monday and Friday evenings 7.30 pm to 9.30.pm.

­­An ACF spokesperson said: “The Army Cadet Force has 45,000 members aged 12-18 and 8,000 volunteer adults in its 1,700 detachments around the UK.

“Army Cadets learn independence, responsibility and leadership through activities such as sport, adventurous training, music, first aid and military skills training; as well as taking part in community activities.

“Each year, the ACF takes over 20,000 young people to annual summer camps across the country and abroad.”

If you would like to join the Band  as a Cadet or Adult Instructor  please Contact ­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Sergeant Major Kit Donal 01483 425371 e-mail surreyacfband@hotmail.co.uk for further information.

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