June 18th 2013

Derbyshire Army Cadets are model citizens

Congratulations to local Army Cadet Chris Kerr, who recently graduated from the National Citizen Service and was presented with his graduation certificate signed by The Prime Minister!


Corporal Kerr joined colleague and former cadet Jake Bothamley on the scheme which is designed to make society more cohesive, more responsible and more engaged. As part of the scheme, the two Cadets combined residential activities with personal study reflecting on their role in society and how to work with others to the benefit of the community.

The two Cadets joined other cadets on the scheme, run with Derbyshire cadets for the first time in 2012 but involving around 21,000 young people across the country overall. NCS adds another qualification to the opportunities open to army cadets. In addition to the NCS scheme, cadets can achieve BTEC awards, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, climbing, watersports, walking and first aid qualifications.

Corporal Kerr was presented with his certificate by Derbyshire Army Cadet Force Commandant, Colonel Chris Young. Unfortunately former Cadet Sergeant Bothamley wasn’t available on the evening as he has recently started a career in The Armed Forces.

Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (Mercian Regiment) welcomes young people between 12 and 18 to take part in a wide variety of exciting activities. For more information see or call on 01332 772025 ext. 21