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Long Road students take part in Malta Tattoo

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 Joseph Pawley was one of four Long Road students who took part in the Malta Tattoo this autumn.

Joseph explains what the event involved.

 “I joined the Cadets five years ago and became a member of the Corps of Drums just before Easter. I play the piccolo.  We were invited to take part in a major tattoo in Malta. We paraded through a small town before joining lots of other marching bands in a stadium.  There were two other bands from England, but we were the only cadets.”

   Joseph explained what is involved in being a cadet (when not being part of a marching band!). “We study seven subjects: Military Knowledge, Skill at Arms, First Aid, Field Craft, Maps and Compass, Drill and PT. I was a scout first of all, and was very keen to move up to be a cadet. I would like to be an adult instructor in the future.”

    Joseph is studying A levels in Maths, Physics, Psychology and AS General Studies.  “I want to study Physics at university and am applying to the Army for a scholarship.”