Oct 26 2009
This evening the team hosted a visit by nine teenager members of GMP Bury Volunteer Police Cadets, along with their Civilian Volunteer Co-ordinator Ken Royles, their mentor (and former Cadet himself) Jack Thomas and Cadet Instructor, GMP Police Sergeant Martin Coyne.
All twelve were met by our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE, and Team Call Out list members Chris Tennant, Matthew Hailwood and Michael O’Brien.
Following an introductory talk on the work of the team by Garry, all the Cadets then had a very detailed overview of the search and rescue equipment carried on our Team Landrovers by Chris, Matthew and Mike.
The Cadets and their accompanying instructors all had many questions to ask and said at the end of their visit they had all enjoyed their evening with the team.
An impromptu £10.00 donation was made to the team as thanks for greeting all the Cadets with a cup of tea or coffee upon their arrival.
(GMP Sergeant Martin Coyne has actually worked with the team on a number of rescues in the Bury Police Division, and is also familiar with our search work in the Division)
The Team has a long involvement with the GMP Volunteer Police Cadet scheme, initially with the Wigan Divsion and for a number of years now also with the Bury Division, introducing each intake of Cadets to the work of the team.