2 Army Cadets from the Isle of Wight have been making waves in the ACF National Swimming Championships.

Representing Hampshire & Isle of Wight Army Cadet Force at the annual national competition, Cadet L/Cpl Wiltshire and Cadet L/Cpl Carter – who happen to be cousins – scooped 4 medals between them.

Wiltshire bagged 2 Gold medals for her 100 metre swims whilst Carter grabbed 2 Bronze medals in the 50 metre Fly and Relays respectively.

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The recent success takes both their medal hauls to an astonishing 22 medals each in just 3 years, which consists of a impressive tally of 18 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.

The annual event sources the best swimmers from regional competitions – a pool of some 20,000 potential competitors.

L/Cpl Carter said:

“I’m very proud to have represented the Isle of Wight in Cadets at the nationals and show what Army Cadets here are capable of doing”.

L/Cpl Wiltshire added:

“A lot of effort and hard work goes into our swimming but we enjoy it a lot and are proud to represent the County and C Company in winning our medals”.

Major Groves, Commander of C Company, the island contingent of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Army Cadet Force said:

“We are recruiting Cadets now. If you are aged 12 and in year 8 at school you are eligible to apply. Come join us and be part of an organisation that teaches young people skills for later life whilst also allowing you to share in amazing opportunities and experiences such as these sporting successes”.

The ACF is a voluntary youth organisation sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. If you are interested in joining the Island’s contingent as a Cadet or Adult Instructor then call 01983 522427 or visit for more information.

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