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Sheffield Army cadet represents county at Canadian summer camp

Army Cadet Lance Corporal Jaye Griffiths who has landed a place on a shooting camp in Canada

Army Cadet Lance Corporal Jaye Griffiths who has landed a place on a shooting camp in Canada

 

A teenage Army cadet from Sheffield is preparing for a trip of a lifetime to Canada.

Lance Corporal Jaye Griffiths, aged 16, is the only cadet from Yorkshire chosen to go to Ottawa next week for a summer camp.

And her fellow cadets in the Greenhill detachment, based at the Bailey Barracks, Greenhill Parkway, are so proud they are fundraising for her seven-week trip.

The Newfield School pupil, of Overend Close, Gleadless, has been part of the cadet shooting team for several years and as part of the camp she will develop her skills on a marksmanship course.

Sergeant Commander Dan Trend said: “Everyone is so proud of Jaye. I was as proud as punch when I found out she was chosen.

“I have been pushing for it for months, fighting tooth and nail for her to be picked. She couldn’t believe it when she found out.

“Only 14 cadets are chosen out of the country to go, places are like gold dust.

“The other cadets wanted to back her and as soon as they found out she was going they wanted to help fundraise. They’ve got some back packing events planned.”

Jay’s place on the trip was under threat because her new passport application was caught up in the massive backlog of 480,000 cases nationwide.

But it finally arrived in time for her to make her flight on July 7.

 

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