Archive - Army Cadet Force


November 3rd 2023

Inspirational Cadets, Volunteers and Reserves celebrated at Lord-Lieutenants’ Awards

Long-serving volunteers with almost 60 years’ experience and outgoing and newly appointed Lord-Lieutenants’ Cadets have also been given their moment in the spotlight for extraordinary achievements. Services for Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland all took place in October, each led by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant. All of the ceremonies were supported or facilitated by […]

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August 24th 2023

REOP: Creating modern, fit-for-purpose Cadet centres for generations to come

However, this ageing portfolio with its historic footprint has not evolved as demands have changed. To rectify this, a national transformation strategy has been introduced. For their part, the country’s 13 RFCAs have been tasked with delivering a special programme for Reserves and Cadets facilities. The Reserves Estate Optimisation Programme (REOP) will ensure our people […]

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June 7th 2023

Why hiring a Cadet makes business sense

From first aid skills and leadership qualifications to embedded values of discipline, courage, respect and loyalty, employers saw for themselves the qualities of Army Cadets through demonstrations and one-to-one conversations over lunch. In attendance were His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir John Peace; Darren Henry, MP for Broxtowe; Caroline Henry, Police and Crime Commissioner for […]

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June 1st 2023

Francis Dymoke: Championing HM The King and Army Cadets

On 6th May 2023, amongst the magnificent splendour and formality were Coronation customs dating back 1,000 years too. One of those ceremonial roles was held by the Honorary Colonel of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF), Francis Dymoke DL. In 1066, following William the Conqueror’s victory at the Battle of Hastings, the Marmion/Dymoke family were given […]

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April 28th 2023

Planets, rockets and Tim Peake selfies: Cadets visit the National Space Centre

The space explorers travelled to the edge of the universe thanks to the centre’s ‘cinema-like’ planetarium dome, came face-to-face with astronauts, and explored the inside of a 42m-high rocket. Organised and funded by East Midlands RFCA with the help of dozens of volunteers, the trip aimed to inspire Cadets and develop their awareness and understanding […]

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Two female Cadets in uniform with thumbs up, beside a tower made of spaghetti and marshamallows.

November 24th 2022

RFCA Estate Optimisation programme underway with first modernisation

Brimington ACF welcomed 16 Cadets, including three new recruits, to its opening evening.  The Cadets have all transferred from Staveley, where the building was showing its age and not suitable for their current, or future, needs.  The original building was also difficult to access via a narrow drive, with limited vision when exiting the site, […]

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E Company, LNR ACF parading.

June 29th 2022

Over 1000 took part in Northampton Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Parade

Some 1150 Cadets and Adult Volunteers representing the Services from across the area joined the parade through Northampton town centre, with a Guard formed by Reservists from 118 Recovery Company, 103 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. All 12 Combined Cadet Forces (CCF) from Northamptonshire were involved, together with the local See Cadet Corps training […]

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Cadet Staff Sergeant William Craft receiving his Commendation from Colonel Ian Sackree.

June 27th 2022

Commendation for life-saving Lincolnshire Army Cadet

The motorcyclist had been thrown from his ​​​​bike which then caught fire, and was unconscious and not breathing. Without hesitation, William administered first aid to the motorcyclist, having completed Senior Cadet first aid training with Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force the weekend before. William managed to restore the casualty’s breathing and conducted primary and secondary surveys […]

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Representatives of Lincolnshire ACF with the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, holding an oversized cheque for ABF The Soldiers Charity

November 18th 2021

Legacy of Eric Sharpe, Lincs ACF, lives on

Eric Sharpe joined the Army at 18 and served with the Sherwood Foresters. On leaving the regular Army, Eric joined the 4/6th Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, becoming a Warrant Officer in the Royal Anglian Regiment.  Eric also served in the Reserve Parachute Regiment, qualifying for his Red Beret and Parachute Wings. Eric joined the ACF in […]

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November 12th 2021

East Midlands Cadets in Armistice Day Parade at the Cenotaph

Armistice Day is held on the 11th November itself, the date the fighting stopped in World War One. A two-minute silence is held at 11am, the time the ceasefire started in 1918. Last year’s Armistice Day ceremonies were scaled back due to the Covid-19 pandemic – but this year, commemorations returned to normal. The two […]

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