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March 20th 2015

WEST BRIDGFORD JOINT CADET CENTRE IS NOW OPEN

A new Joint Cadet Centre was officially opened in West Bridgford last night (Thursday 19 March) by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire Sir John Peace.

The centre, which is based on Wilford Lane, is the new home of the West Bridgford detachment of Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) and 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC).

More than 40 guests including local dignitaries and Cadets attended the event in which there was an opportunity to tour the new facilities and hear real-life stories from current Cadets and Adult Volunteers during four presentations.

The building can be used by up to 80 young people and adult volunteers at one time and has been constructed on a site adjacent to the Cadets’ former training huts.

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir John Peace takes part in Flight Simulator activitiesHM Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir John Peace takes part in Flight Simulator activitiesEast Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) project managed the building’s construction. Nick Sharpe, Chief Executive of East Midlands RCFA, said: “We are delighted that the new centre has been officially opened and we are extremely grateful to Sir John for his continued interest in all that the Cadet Forces get up to.

“We have received lots of positive feedback about the new building from members of the ACF and ATC, and many people have commented about looking forward to sharing best practice between the two youth organisations.”

Army Cadets and volunteers demonstrated First Aid activities at the official opening Army Cadets and volunteers demonstrated First Aid activities at the official opening

The building includes a training hall, plenty of room to store training equipment and three fully interactive classrooms.

To find out more about joining the ACF visit www.armycadets.com

To learn more about the ATC visit www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets