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December 11th 2019

Derby Army Cadets Christmas Camp

During the weekend the Cadets had the opportunity to work on their foot drill, first aid, and tactical urban area training but the highlight for many was the traditional Christmas meal and disco on Saturday evening! Cadets and staff also presented £400 in food, drinks & toiletries to Derby City Night Mission & Swadlincote Community […]

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October 8th 2019

Cadets are blown away by Air Ambulance visit

The Cadets were given a tour of the team’s home base, plus their aircraft, and got to learn more about this local charity, including its formidable financial challenges. Cadet Connor Woodward said: “It was phenomenal to see so much equipment and then to be told that it was financed by charity and fundraising events. It […]

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September 20th 2019

Cadet goes the extra mile to help remember his town’s fallen soldiers

Cadet Lance Corporal Joseph Hughes thought that his detachment could honour those who had made the ultimate sacrifice by helping to clean their graves and then hold a short memorial service at the end of the day.  Joseph said: “We all felt that every Commonwealth war grave deserves to be respected – even in our […]

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August 6th 2019

Top Cadet ready to give life a go

His cadet journey started when a good mate persuaded him to call in on Abbey detachment’s training night. Before then, Luke was very aware that he was spending too much time inside his house watching TV. He was lured by the thought of being outdoors more often and making new friends. Luke explained: “I needed […]

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Maria being presented with her commission

July 22nd 2019

Like father like daughter: finding friendship and family in the ACF

Major Maria Walding, aged 39, has been involved with the ACF since she was born, reached the highest achievements as a Cadet, and then went on to inspire Cadets as an Adult Volunteer for 20 years. Maria explained: “When I was born in 1979, my father was in the ACF, so you could say I […]

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Sarah with other Adult Volunteers on Annual Camp

July 16th 2019

Adult Volunteer ‘can’t imagine life without the Army Cadets’

Captain Sarah Shergold, aged 27, first joined the Army Cadets at the age of 12 when she went along to see what it was like which turned into 15 years of incredible experiences. Sarah said: “It has given me confidence, organisational skills and social skills, as well as the ability to work with people from […]

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Juliet Rogers in her Cadet Force Adult Volunteer uniform.

July 2nd 2019

Kettering Adult Volunteer reveals Army Cadets is ‘part of my heart and soul’

Sergeant Major Instructor, Juliet Rogers, age 47, from Kettering is a Detachment Commander at Market Harborough where she is responsible for the day to day running of the unit and the implementation of planning and training. Her life in the Army Cadet Force began in 1986, just seven years after women had first been allowed […]

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Rachel Stevens, Michael Ireland and Sam Collett

June 21st 2019

Teenagers use Army Cadet Force first aid skills to help man found collapsed in the street

Rachel Stevens, 15, Michael Ireland, 16, and Samuel Collett, 16, were walking home from training night at Long Sutton Army Cadet Force Detachment on Thursday 12th June when the drama unfolded on Bull Lane. Using the first aid skills they had learnt in the Army Cadets, the trio were able to assess the man’s injuries, […]

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Cathy Thompson (left) and Rob Holland (right) with Blesma Member Martin Burns (centre).

June 6th 2019

Lincoln Cadet Quartermaster wins fundraiser of the year prize

Major (Retd) Rob Holland, age 63, who is the Quartermaster for the Cadets on Burton Road in Lincoln and his running partner Cathy Thompson, age 60, were awarded the Cyril Stephens Award 2018 in recognition of their fundraising. The pair received the award on Saturday 25th May 19 after completing a walk over the roof […]

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Derbyshire Army Cadets at the Pegasus Bridge Museum

June 6th 2019

Army Cadets honour D-Day Landings in France

Over 200 Cadets from across the region took part in the commemoration last week. During the trip, Cadets got to visit the D-Day landing beaches, learn more about the war and D-Day, and speak with Veterans of the landings. Cadet Lance Corporal Adam Reeves  aged 15, from Derby said: “I have a huge amount of […]

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