Great day for cadets
Two hundred and forty-three children yesterday took their first steps in joining the Barbados Cadet Corps.
It was a sight that pleased the Commandant of the 113-year-old institution, Lieutenant Colonel Errol Brathwaite, who said the involvement of children came at a time when “there is so much talk about how troubled our youth are”.
The recruits, drawn from secondary schools across the island, along with their parents, filled the hall of Harrison College, one of the first schools to have a unit when the corps was established in 1904.
Speaking at the Corps’ Central Recruiting Programme’s opening ceremony yesterday, Brathwaite called the event a special day in the life of the Cadet Corps as it had extended its Central Recruiting Programme so that a number of other youth centred groups, including the Girl Guides and the Barbados Landship, could benefit from a “centralised and well-structured programme of youth development”. (HLE)
Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.