Archive - Army Cadet Force

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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November 10th 2021

Lincolnshire ACF Cadet Quartermaster raises £2,000 for Blesma

Cadet Quartermaster Captain Holland, a former Major in the Armed Forces, has been fundraising for Blesma for six years. In 2018 himself and his training partner, Cathy Thompson, received the Cyril Stephens Award for Best Fundraisers of the Year. Blesma is a charity dedicated to supporting all those still and formerly serving in the Armed […]

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Colonel Cadets East Midlands, Leona Barr-Jones

October 28th 2021

New Colonel Cadets East Midlands

It has been quite the journey for Colonel Barr-Jones to her most recent position as Colonel Cadets (East Midlands). Leona graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) in 1991, serving as a Military Instructor in Phase 1 and Phase 2 Training. She also served with the British Military Advisory and Training Team (BMATT) in […]

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Four Lord Lieutenants Cadets for 2021 with Lord Lieutenant Northamptonshire

October 26th 2021

Northamptonshire Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets appointed at County Hall

The Northamptonshire Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for the year are:  Staff Cadet Sergeant Major Simeon Raines, Lincolnshire, Rutland & Northants Army Cadets; Flight Sergeant William Thomas, 858 (Rushden) Squadron RAF Air Cadets:  Sergeant Kenney Thomas, Wellingborough School Combined Cadet Force and Able Cadet Amelia Harrison, Kettering Sea Cadets. The Cadets are drawn from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets,  […]

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Army Cadet Charitable Trust UK logo

September 6th 2021

New name and branding for Army Cadet Charitable Trust

Following external research, the Army Cadet Charitable Trust UK have changed their name. At the same time, a fresh design has been introduced, to help increase the number of people who understand who the Charity is and what they do. They aim to explain themselves better to supporters and to reach out to the charity’s […]

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Taking a break from the Archery

May 27th 2021

Independent report from University of Northampton celebrates positive impact of Cadet forces

Social impact Cadet Forces UK 2020 report The UK currently has 130,000 Cadets and almost 30,000 adult volunteers supporting them. This follows the Cadet Expansion Programme launched by the UK Government in 2012 which saw the number of school Cadet units double to over 500 by last year. During a visit to a Cadet unit […]

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Aplin sisters hand over Lord Lieutenant's badge

March 5th 2021

Army Cadet sisters awarded consecutive Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet positions

Cerys, aged 16, commented: “It’s absolutely amazing to be nominated as the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet. When Tegan got it, I was really proud of her, but with sibling rivalry, I felt a bit jealous. I thought, that’s what I want to do – it spurred me on. Hearing that I was a candidate, I was […]

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