Eighty-five recruits from various secondary schools graduated to the rank of cadet today.
During their passing out parade at Harrison College, Lt Col James Bradshaw reminded the new cadets that this was not the end of their journey.
“I want you to see cadetting as a long term adventure . . . Do not think that today is the end. There is a tendency with some people when they pass the test to think they have arrived, but this is not the end, this is only the beginning,” he said.
Bradshaw further urged parents and guardians to be “officers” to their children in the home.
“We have officers, sergeants, to train the cadets here and at school, but you are the officers at home. I ask my officers here to carry out their duties at all times and I ask you to do the same. Insist that these cadets stay with the programme which they have started and follow it through to the very end,” he urged.
“We aim to develop true leaders within the community and you should be doing the same.”