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300 Cadets from 32 Detachments attended the Merseyside Army Cadet Force 12 day Annual Camp at Otterburn in Northumberland.
Whilst on camp they covered drill and turnout, first aid, fieldcraft, expedition, shooting, navigation skills, map and compass, overnight exercise, and spent time at Kielder Water, an adventure centre, where they did watermanship, raft building, rock climbing and zip wire. They also had the opportunity to qualify for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
Padres Rabbi Ariel Abel, on his first Camp, and Father David Gamble, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Victories, Hightown and Holy Family, Ince Blundell, jointly led the Service at the final parade.
Honorary Colonel, Dame Lorna Muirhead, Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, made a special visit to see them in training. She has visited for eleven Annual Camps, but this was the last occasion prior to her retirement. The 2018 camp will be at Sennybridge, South Wales with Rabbi Ariel and Father David again supporting the cadets.