"Being a cadet is extremely important for me because of all of the valuable skills I can acquire as well as being able to make new friends!"

Corporal Wong, aged 16

"Beginners with little experience of skiing embraced the challenge of attempting a completely new activity, practicing their snowplough turns and demonstrating great commitment on the green slopes, helping each other up when the falls naturally occurred, ready to go again."

"Twenty years ago, I met my husband. Like most young couples embarking on a life together, we weren’t thinking at that stage about what the future and a possible marriage would mean for our day-to-day lives. Jon was 4 years into his career in the Royal Navy based in Plymouth, whilst I lived and worked in the South East. This is when I became a military spouse."

"I love working with other services, and often in a multinational environment.  Being a reservist has given me access to top-level sports events e.g. a sailing expedition to Croatia and frequent attendance at the RN Winter Sports Championships where I represented my unit and the RNR."

"One of my proudest moments is being appointed as the Lord-Lieutenants cadet for London and more recently being awarded the ATC 75 sword!"

Mariam Mohsin, aged 17

"As a former cadet myself, I was extremely aware of how beneficial being a cadet can be, particularly for those who are eager to learn but struggle in a typical classroom-based learning environment."

Oli McDonough, aged N/A

"My reservist role involves leadership, strategic planning, and dealing with unplanned events. The skills I have gained both at home and overseas allow me to step back, review a situation and make decisions even under pressure."

Anthony McGrath, aged N/A

"Capco have been a fantastic employer and could not have been more supportive of my deployment.  The normal mobilisation of Reservists is 28 days, however Capco received 3 days for my mobilisation for Op RESCRIPT. Everyone in the firm ensured that I was supported in handing over my client and project work. "