Army cadet will face harsh conditions in international test

Ashlea is travelling to Barbados to to take part in the International Cadet Challenge she will be shooting and going on survival trips.
Ashlea is travelling to Barbados to to take part in the International Cadet Challenge she will be shooting and going on survival trips.
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During an expedition into unknown territory, in high temperatures, a Mildenhall cadet will need to make her own shelter and keep her wits about her.

Ashlea Pegg, a member of Mildenhall Army Cadet Force, will travel to Barbados with 16 others to compete in the International Cadet Challenge.

Ashlea, 18, is part of the only English squad entering the competition.

To make it into the squad recruits had to prove their aptitude..

Sarah Howie, adult under officer of Mildenhall Army Cadet Force, said: “We have several hundred cadets in Suffolk there was a very strict criteria.”

While in Barbados the squad will take part in activities to demonstrate their stamina, skill and fitness as well as a survival test.

Ashlea has been a cadet for just over five years.

She said: “We have a good time learning these things, it has helped me with my confidence quite a lot.

“I’m a bit nervous because we want to come back with the trophy we do not want to do anything wrong but we all have the skills.”

Ashlea, who hopes to pursue a career in the RAF, will travel to Barbados with the squad on July 30.