Cadets during the Remembrance Parade in Brackley earlier this year


All we want for Christmas are volunteers

Training Ship Tidespring based in Brackley opened in 2015 and has since become one of the town’s most popular youth organisations but are struggling to find volunteers to help run the unit. When asked how he would feel if the unit closed, Leading Junior Cadet Robert Knight, aged 11, said: “I’d be really sad, it […]

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The new Lord Lieutenant's Cadets for Lincolnshire


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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Veteran volunteer awarded Golden Rose

Lieutenant (SCC) David Derbyshire RNR was awarded the Golden Rose and the fourth Clasp for his Cadet Forces Medal. David explained: “It has been a pleasure to be a volunteer through these many years and to pass on my knowledge to the youth of today. To see them getting awards for the achievements they have […]

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Chesterfield Sea Cadets celebrate 80 years Regatta


Chesterfield Sea Cadets celebrate 80th anniversary

Cadets demonstrated the skills they have developed during their time at the unit, these included sailing, rowing, raft building and the Royal Marine Cadets organised activities on the shore. The anniversary cake was cut by John Wilson, the HM Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, who also had a trip on a power boat.  Over the weekend […]

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Award for long-serving volunteer

Senior Adult Volunteer Lieutenant (SCC ) Bruce Luckman RNR was presented with his certificate by Louise Potter the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire during the unit’s annual inspection in June. He explained: “It was a total surprise, all be it a nice surprise. On reflection I am very humbled and very proud to be recognised for […]

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David Derbyshire

JULY 26TH 2018

All change at TS Tiger

He re-joined T.S Tiger 40 years ago in 1978, and moved through the ranks and made Officer in Charge before completing the Command Course in 2000 and being promoted to  Commanding Officer (CO) until 2009 when he moved to Loughborough Unit. After just four years there he was personally selected by the Area Officer to […]

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Cadets taking part in the flag raising event

JUNE 26TH 2018

Raising a flag to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week

The event that took place at Nottinghamshire County Council on the Embankment, saw cadets be joined by Cadet Force adult volunteers, veterans, council employees and civic dignitaries. The annual event included a veteran raising the flag who had previously served in as a National Serviceman in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the late 1950s […]

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JUNE 6TH 2018

Volunteering in the East Midlands

Being a volunteer can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, however, it could see you give up some of your spare time to help your community, make a positive difference to the lives of other people and have the opportunity to gain new skills such as leadership and the […]

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Mansfield Royal Marines Cadets

APRIL 18TH 2018

Mansfield Cadets recruiting adult volunteers

Colour Sergeant Paul Squires, a former cadet and currently the unit’s only adult volunteer explained how he got involved: “I owe so much to the cadets, it was the adult instructors who shaped my life during my teenage years, I decided to repay the commitment shown to me and become an instructor. “It is rewarding […]

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The Sea Cadet Unit with MP Alberto Costa  Photo credited to Tom Clark

APRIL 17TH 2018

Local MP Visits Broughton Astley Sea Cadets

A number of cadets received promotions to Cadet First Class and Junior First Class ranks, there were also a number of individual awards given out to members of the unit who have shown exceptional effort in the last year. The drill team were commended for winning the district trophy and finishing sixth in the area […]

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