Top cadet bids farewell to the army cadets


Cadet of the Year Jack Tennant has bid a fond farewell to the Army Cadet Force on the eve of his 18th birthday.

Jack, a former pupil at De Lacy Academy in Knottingley, has been an army cadet in Castleford since the age of 13 progressing through the ranks to become Cadet Sergeant.

Detachment Commander, Staff Sergeant Chris Leavesley said: “Jack has always been eager to nurture the talents of the other members of the detachment. He single-handedly initiated and ran a Leadership Development course, and has been a constant support to the Adult Volunteers. He has inspired other cadets and been a credit to the detachment.”

A highlight of Jack’s career was becoming Yorkshire North & West ACF’s Cadet of the Year. This accolade led him to compete in the national cadet of the year competition in Frimley, Surrey where he was awarded best cadet in the UK in the drill category.

In the future Jack hopes to have a career in politics.

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