March 17th 2015


Local people will have the opportunity to find out more about joining the Army Cadet Force (ACF) as an adult volunteer or a Cadet at an open day this weekend.

Nottinghamshire ACF’s A (Rifles) Company is to host to the event at the Cadet Training Centre, Swiney Way in Chilwell (opposite Tesco) from 10am on Sunday 22 March.

During the event guests will be invited to see an adventure training display, view the indoor shooting range, see a First Aid demonstration and learn more about the qualifications and certificates that can be achieved through the youth organisation.

Alan Burt, Commandant of Nottinghamshire ACF, said: “We are delighted to be able to invite local people, Cadet families and friends in to our Training Centre to learn more about who we are and what we do here in Nottingham. The Army Cadets provide our young people and adult staff with life skills such as vocational qualifications, First Aid, Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) awards and much more. Our motto is ‘Inspire to Achieve’ and we maintain this by offering all our members opportunities but they have the choice which opportunities they wish to pursue.”

Cadets from Nottinghamshire ACF take part in Archery activitiesCadets from Nottinghamshire ACF take part in Archery activitiesDuring the event, Cadet Corporal Hannah Cross, from Nottinghamshire ACF’s Wigman Road Detachment, is set to be presented with her certificate for achieving the Silver D of E award.

Speaking ahead of the event, Hannah said: “I worked really hard for the last six months to get this award. It is a fantastic achievement and something I can add on to my CV to showcase in the future. D of E helps you to push yourself out of your comfort zone and learn new things; I’m hoping to work towards my gold award now.”

The ACF has over 41,000 Cadets in more than 1,600 detachments all over the country and is one of the largest youth organisations in the UK. Being an Army Cadet means you will meet new people, get the chance to take part in adventurous activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, archery and abseiling.

To find out more about joining Nottinghamshire ACF or to register your interest in attending the open day, call: 0115 983 7642 or visit