NEWS

APRIL 7TH 2017

Group for former Lincolnshire Army Cadets relaunched

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Lincolnshire ACF

A group that provides the chance for ex-members of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) to meet and socialise has been reformed.

The Lincolnshire ACF Association is to meet three or four times a year over food and drink.

It’s hoped going forward that each year one event will take place in spring, one in summer, one in September and one in November.

The Association is for the former cadets and volunteers to meet as friends. Any previous or current ranks and position are to be ignored at their events.

Roger Wells, a member of the group, said: “The emphasis on bringing the Lincolnshire ACF Association back is on comradeship and welfare.

“There is no criteria for people to join, other than have to have served with Lincolnshire ACF in the past. The events are open to the partners of ex-members too.

“The venue will generally be central in the county, so that no one person has to travel too far.”

The Association was first formed 12 years ago but ceased meeting three year ago.

Now it’s been brought back to provide former cadets a link to their past and to potentially support the current cadets.

Two events have been held since the Association’s reformation, both at Woodhall Spa, with 28 former cadets and a number of their guests attending the last meal and drinks in March.

Roger continued: “It was very pleasing to see the variations of former ranks and service from those present. It was really encouraging to see so many from all around the country along with a few from outside Lincolnshire.

“Both our events so far were hugely enjoyable and we’re looking forward to welcoming more members to our next event.”

The next event is due to be early August. For more information on the group contact roger@onechester.free-online.co.uk

“Both our events so far were hugely enjoyable and we’re looking forward to welcoming more members to our next event.”