Laura’s Rocky lessons in life

AN Army Cadet from Huntingdon has earned top marks after a gruelling test of skills on a six week leadership course in Canada s Rocky Mountains. Sergeant Major Laura Conway, 18, was the only Cambridgeshire cadet to take part in the challenge at the Canadi

AN Army Cadet from Huntingdon has earned top marks after a gruelling test of skills on a six week leadership course in Canada's Rocky Mountains.

Sergeant Major Laura Conway, 18, was the only Cambridgeshire cadet to take part in the challenge at the Canadian Cadet National Summer Training Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

During July and August, Laura joined 12 other youngsters across Great Britain to face extreme tests of her skills and physical fitness, including white water canoeing, mountain biking on ski trails, rock climbing and hiking.

And all the time, Laura was consistently among the top scoring cadets.


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She said: "I was the only girl to be in the fast group, and it was so tough. But it was such an amazing experience. Walking up a glacier through deep snow was great.

"This course taught me never ever to give up in life, no matter what, and was the best six weeks of my life."

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At the final graduation ceremony, Laura was selected to lead her group and received the award for best canoeist.

INFORMATION: Anyone interested in finding out more about the Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force can visit www.cambsacf.com or call 01223 862949.

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