Priorswood Teenager takes on Canadian Rocky Mountain Leadership Challenge


Wesley Williams and Cadet leader enjoying the amazing views in the Rockies

Wesley Williams and Cadet leader enjoying the amazing views in the Rockies

18 year old Army Cadet and former Taunton Academy Pupil, Company Serjeant Major Wesley Williams from Priorswood flew out to Canada on the UK’s 6th Armed Forces Day, Saturday 28 June, as the UK’s Staff Cadet for the Canadian Cadet Force’s Rocky Mountain Challenge.


He was selected as one of only 6 Cadets from the UK to attend last year but due to his high standards, performance and achievement he has been selected to be the UK’s single Staff Cadet on this year’s exchange.

While away, for seven weeks in all, Wesley will be responsible for leading a Platoon of 30 British, Canadian and Australian Cadets through a multitude of challenging and adventurous activities, many in demanding conditions. These include white water kayaking, rock climbing, mountain-biking, hiking, and horse riding.


On left, Cadet Serjeant Major Wesley Williams negiotiates some white water while hiking in the Rockies

This will be the ultimate pinnacle to Wesley’s 6 year action packed Cadet Service as it draws to a close a month after his return to the UK and he departs Taunton to attend King’s College Uni in London.

THE ACF offers these types of opportunities to all in school years 8-13 and is always on the lookout for Adult Volunteers. For more information go to or call Somerset ACF County Headquarters on 01823 284486.


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