The Army Cadet Force will be holding an open night in Marlow on Thursday, November 21.

Held at the Old Armoury on Institute Road, the event is open to boys and girls aged from 12 to 18-years-old, where they’ll develop new skills and confidence whilst working in the community.

Once the children have signed up, they will partake in a wide range of challenging activities such as adventurous training (kayaking, abseiling, climbing, caving, skiing and mountain biking), expeditions, first aid, navigation, military knowledge and shooting to name just a few.

Neville Harris, who is from Bucks’ Army Cadet Force said: “On a rainy Saturday this month, a group of teenagers were standing in an Oxfordshire field where they were wet, tired and muddy after an afternoon of running and crawling through the wet grass and they were grinning from ear to ear.

“The next day they were learning important first aid skills, and then rehearsing for their participation in the local annual Remembrance ceremony.

“These are amazing young people who choose to use some of their free time to learn, laugh and serve their local community.”

With more than 1,600 detachments across the UK with nearly 40,000 members, the Army Cadet Force is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations.

Cadets can also work towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and gain recognised first aid qualifications.

Additionally, the Old Armoury in Institute Road has been the home of the Marlow detachment since 2005.

Neville added: “The cadets’ parade for training is every Tuesday and Thursday evening, with the opportunity to go on training weekends away and an annual summer camp.

“There will be a presentation and demonstrations of the type of activities available and the chance to talk to serving cadets and adult instructors on the day.”

It will begin at 7.30pm and will finish at 9.30pm.