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Cardiff University Medical student celebrated with award win


The achievements of a Medical student from Cardiff University have been celebrated with an esteemed award.


Officer Cadet Sian Cleaver won the Military Education Committee [MEC] for Wales’ Outstanding Student Award 2017 following her activities whilst completing full-time studies for a degree.


Training Officer Lieutenant Paul Thomas presented the honour and a £200 prized cheque to Sian [pictured below] at the recent Leavers Divisions event held by the Wales University Royal Navy Unit.


MEC for Wales asked all three University Service Units [USU] to submit nominations for students who have;

  • Shown outstanding commitment to the unit.
  • Led by example.
  • Engaged with the public and charity.
  • Performed above beyond the levels expected of a University Officer Cadet.


After being selected as the top student for all the USU entrants in Wales, Officer Cadet Cleaver has now been nominated for the overall Council of Military Education Committees [COMEC] Award.


MECs were formed when the War Office established University Officers Training Corps in 1908. They are currently extending their remit to cover Tri-Service units established under the Defence Training Undergraduate Scheme. Their major function is to serve as a single point of contact and channel of information.


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More than 5,000 Cadets in Wales work towards gaining a wide range of practical skills and qualifications through a variety of exciting activities in their local communities and charities, as well as offering opportunities to travel.


Interested in contacting your local Air, Army or Sea Cadet unit? Click here to view RFCA for Wales’ map of locations across the country.


(Friday 11 August 2017)


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The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) for Wales has received an award in recognition of its support to youth work.


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Cadets from all corners of the United Kingdom entertained a pack theatre on Saturday.


The Queen’s representative for South Glamorgan believes Reservists and Cadets have ‘the very best dedication and commitment’ and has honoured their work in local communities

Over 300 primary school pupils were joined by a team of RAF personnel at the National Museum in Cardiff who helped them to build rocket cars, try computer coding, make a parachute to safely land an egg and take part in a hot air balloon challenge.