Hymers College detachment in Hull is one of the fastest growing army cadet units in the region but cadets had been missing out on first class facilities due to holes appearing in the floors in each of its three classrooms. But now, thanks to the RFCA, they have shiny new flooring in which to run their weekly parade nights.
RFCA Estates team investigate
As soon as Cadet Administrative Assistant for the Hull area, Mick Scaife, spotted the problem he contacted the RFCA estates team to investigate. Following various surveys, it was discovered that it was a ventilation problem causing the underneath of the flooring to become saturated with no chance of drying out. The project got underway in October last year which saw the contractor rip out all the old flooring and replace with shiny new tiles as well as installing a ventilation system to stop the issue coming back.
Pictured is detachment commander 2Lt Alex Johnson-Summers with some of the cadets that parade at the unit. Alex said: “It’s been a struggle as the holes had reduced the capacity of the classrooms so we couldn’t use the rooms to the fullest which was especially a challenge during inclement weather.
“We couldn’t be happier that this work has been completed as it gives us much more flexibility with the space. We can now comfortably house over 35 cadets, perfect for our rapidly expanding detachment!”
Pictured L-R are 2nd Lieutenant Alex Johnson-Summers, Corporal Jonathan Kock, Corporal Will Pybus, Corporal Max Donnelly and the back of baby Harry’s head.