Signaller Keane Smirthwaite (ex Brompton Academy CCF)
I signed up to the Brompton Academy CCF in mid-2014; I was only 13 at the time. I joined seeking new experiences, challenges, discipline and also to have some fun with my friends. Starting cadets was obviously a bit intimidating at the start, being surrounded by senior cadets and soldiers (Full time, Reserve & ex-forces).
However, over the five years as a cadet, being surrounded by these people and fantastic inst...