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Nottinghamshire ACF’s Toy Appeal

The collection was organised by Regimental Sergeant Major Instructor Sean Holmes an adult volunteer at Nottinghamshire ACF, when asked why he wanted to help in this way, he said: “I think it’s just second nature, we all joined up to help young people, so there is already an element of wanting to give and help. […]

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Glossop cadets given expedition funding

The funding comes from the Councillor’s community fund and will go towards new equipment to help the cadets complete the expedition element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Taking part in adventurous expeditions is a key part of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Memebers of the Army Cadet Force are encouraged […]

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Cadet welcomes HRH Princess Anne to Lincolnshire

The Princess Royal’s engagements included the unveiling of Market Rasen’s £700,000 restoration scheme, which has seen the local railway station’s dilapidated buildings turned into a heritage and community centre.  It was an experience that Josh will certainly cherish. He said: “My day started off by arriving at the Linkage College, near Boultham Park. At first […]

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Basic training weekend for Lincolnshire’s Army cadets

Instructed by Lincolnshire’s own Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, the aim of the weekend was to introduce the new cadets to communal living and undertake activities such as looking after their kit and equipment, barrack room layout, drill, turn out, military knowledge, teamwork activities, first aid, navigation and physical activity. At the end of the weekend […]

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Padres presented with their Cadet Force Commission

Colonel Geoff Newmarch, the Honorary Colonel of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force made the presentation to the padres, who are members of the Royal Army Chaplain’s Department. The commission brings the padres in line with other officers in the ACF. The County Commandant, Colonel Jeremy Field said: “The padres are a key part of the delivery […]

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Remembrance Events in the East Midlands

Remembrance parades, beacon lighting ceremonies and church services are just some of the many events that Cadets and Reservists throughout the East Midlands will be supporting as they have since the very first Remembrance Sunday.   1919 was the first year a service was held at the Cenotaph in London and at churches throughout the […]

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Derbyshire Cadets Commemorate Armistice at WW1 Battlefields

The tour known as Exercise Wipers Eagle aimed to improve the cadets’ knowledge of the conflict and the part played by local men within the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). During the tour the Cadets took part in a commemorative service which was held at Tyne Cot Cemetery and also participated in the Last […]

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Army Cadets travel to The Somme

Cadets from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland took part in the three day trip which was was part of a national campaign to mark 100 years since the armistice and give the cadets a greater insight into what life was like for soldiers during the war. During the tour cadets visited battlefields and a […]

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Lincolnshire’s new Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets

Cadet Staff Sergeant Josh Chapman from Horncastle detachment was appointed to represent Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force, the Combined Cadet Force representative is Cadet Colour Sergeant Matthew Barmby from King Edward VI Grammar School CCF, representing the Air Cadets is Cadet Flight Sergeant Matthew Mayers of 2160 (Sleaford) Squadron ATC and for the Sea Cadet Corps, Leading Cadet […]

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Cadet Sergeant Jade Duce and Cadet Flight Sergeant Melissa Doody with HRH The Duke of Gloucester. Please credit image to Eve Hopkinson


Cadet’s Royal encounter

The Cadets from both the Army Cadet Force and the Air Training Corps were at Barrow Hill Roundhouse and Railway Centre to support the Lord-Lieutenant it was their first event since their appointment. Both were taken by surprise when the Lord-Lieutenant asked HRH The Duke of Gloucester to present them with their badges in his place. […]

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