Archive - Army Cadet Force

Work to build a new Cadet training facility at Beckingham Camp is underway.

April 15th 2024

Multi-million pound build will provide Lincolnshire Army Cadets with modern training space and help boost recruitment

The sustainable new-build will be a vast improvement on the current facilities, which are housed in an open-plan structure from the 1940s that is no longer fit-for-purpose. Two sleeping blocks, amenities, storage space, more external training space and state-of-the-art ancillary buildings are included in the multi-million-pound expansion plans. Construction of these modern facilities will create […]

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Combat Cadet Tournament

March 28th 2024

Resilience and teamwork showcased at Combat Cadet Tournament

The most prestigious fieldcraft competition for Army Cadet Forces (ACF) and Combined Cadet Forces (CCF) in 7 Brigade, the tournament builds on the core syllabus to test Cadets’ resolve and leadership skills. Physical and mental challenges such as casualty evacuations, house assaults, paintballing, wood clearances, navigation and camouflage and concealment are all part of the […]

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March 27th 2024

Award-winning vehicle workshop and training facility officially opens at Kingsway Army Reserve Centre

VIPs rubbed shoulders with Soldiers, their families and employers as they toured Kingsway Army Reserve Centre’s new workshop, state-of-the-art gymnasium and training area. His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mrs Elizabeth Fothergill CBE, formally opened the new building during a plaque-unveiling ceremony, days after the workshop was recognised with a commendation award in Derby Civic Society’s […]

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February 27th 2024

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire re-opens Joint Cadet Centre in Boston

The former Army Reserve Centre on Main Ridge West has been modernised to create fit-for-purpose facilities for the dozens of Cadets that will now call the building home. The historic building’s frontage has undergone a makeover as part of the project to make it more inviting to existing and new Cadets, who add so much […]

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SMI Powell at Ilkeston Army Cadets.

January 29th 2024

Quick-thinking Army Cadet volunteer honoured for saving drowning pensioner’s life

Sergeant Major Instructor (SMI) Ian Powell took seconds to react as an elderly man, who was strapped – and trapped – into his vehicle, became completely submerged in the murky water. Applying lifesaving decision-making and first aid skills taught by Derbyshire Army Cadets, the 40-year-old, who lives in South Wingfield, jumped in feet first to […]

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A year in the life of a Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet

December 20th 2023

A year in the life of a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet

My name is Kieran Elsey, I’m 17 years old and at the time of writing, I am the Cadet Staff Sergeant, Senior Cadet of the Cherry Willingham Detachment in Number 1 Company Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force. Between 2022 and 2023, I had the honour of being HM Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Mr Toby Dennis’ Army Cadet. […]

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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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Boston Joint Cadet Centre

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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