January 9th 2015


Young people and adult volunteers from Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) have been invited to attend a presentation event later this month to award an outstanding Cadet for their achievements over the last year.

Cadets from the Long Eaton detachment of Derbyshire ACF have worked together to nominate an individual who they believe deserves to be awarded for going ‘above and beyond’ and has selflessly encouraged and supported their fellow Cadets throughout 2014.

The name of the winning Cadet will not be shared until the event to ensure the presentation is a surprise.

The event, which will see a trophy be presented to the year’s outstanding Cadet, will take place on Sunday 25 January 2015.

Long Eaton Detachment Commander Kath Buckland, from Derbyshire ACF, said: “We are all looking forward to the presentation as this will form part of our families’ day where parents, guardians and friends of the Cadets can learn more about the ACF and the activities we have organised during 2014 and what we have planned for the New Year.

“The trophy has been donated by the Royal British Legion. This is the third year this event has taken place and we are pleased with the response we have received from the Cadets.

“The Royal British Legion (RBL) is very supportive of our Cadets and we believe this relationship has many benefits including the Cadets being able to learn more about historical events in which members of the RBL have been a part of.”

Members of the Derbyshire-based RBL have been invited to attend the presentation alongside the detachment’s Cadets and adult volunteers.

Derbyshire ACF is recruiting. To find out more about being a Cadet or an adult volunteer in the county visit: