House of Commons visit for a lucky Newbury Cadet

On Tuesday 25th October, Cdt Cpl John Pritchard visited the House of Commons and met Richard Benyon MP to discuss the benefit of the cadet services for the youth of today.

Travelling by train in the morning, Cpl Pritchard arrived at the House of Commons and was whisked away on a boat trip around London with the other cadets and members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Associations (RFCAs).

After the boat trip, Cpl Pritchard got to enter the House and lead the MPs to their constituency tables, and discuss with them matters relating to the cadet forces and what it gives the youth of today.

Speaking about his experiences, Cpl Pritchard said: “It was fun and interesting to meet other cadets with an interest in their hobby, as well as meeting the MPs. Having to answer questions on my experiences and the cadet forces was challenging, but it was nothing I couldn’t handle.

Getting to go in to the House of Commons is a rare privilege, and I feel very lucky to represent not only my squadron but also my Wing, Region and the Air Cadet Organisation as a whole”.