Cadets

Army Cadet inspires others to join

The Cadet Forces can offer a wealth of unique experiences and fun activities, and our Association is proud to support and champion the positive opportunities they can bring to our young people.  Who better to tell us about these amazing experiences than a member of the Army Cadet Force?  Corporal Kenyon tells us about his Army Cadet highlights so far… “I am Corporal…

Volunteer champions benefits of joining the Army Cadets

A volunteer from Shrewsbury is encouraging other adults in Shropshire to consider taking up volunteering opportunities to enhance the lives of young people in the region. Second Lieutenant Martin Dowley, 51, has been a volunteer with Shropshire ACF (Army Cadet Force) for the past two years, and is currently the Detachment Commander of the Pontesbury Detachment.  He joined the ACF as a Cadet Force…

Stoke-on-Trent Sea Cadets awarded Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Stoke-on-Trent Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets, a uniformed youth organisation, have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS); the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The unit, based at the Army Reserve Centre in Bucknall in Stoke-on-Trent, is one of four hundred detachments that are part of the Marine Society and Sea Cadets. Each unit…

West Midlands Platinum Jubilee Tattoo

At the end of April the Armed Forces and Cadet Forces in the West Midlands came together to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and military support for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. West Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association were pleased to be able to support the evening event at the University of Birmingham, which had a musical and sports theme….

Cadets showcase winning military skills

A team of cadets from Inkerman Company at Hereford and Worcester Army Cadet Force took home the winning trophy at the regional military skills competition in April. Organised by the Cadet Training Team from Headquarters West Midlands, five teams from the Army Cadet Force and three teams from the Combined Cadet Forces in our region put their best skills to the test at…

Jubilee cycling challenge for Stourbridge Air Cadet

A determined cadet from 451 (Stourbridge) Squadron Air Training Corps is getting ready to take on an epic 600-mile cycling challenge.  Cadet Sergeant Alex Brown will be joined by his father, Ash Brown, who is also the Chairman of their civilian committee, as they start the route on the 27th May which will take them around the perimeter of the Wales & West…

Cadets fly high in engineering competition

RAF Air Cadets from 29F (Rugby) Squadron reached the finals of the national RAF Engineering Competition.  The competition, which started in 2019 and was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, had over 25 youth entries. The team’s creative design – Project Falcon – is an automated Bird Strike Prevention System designed to be used on airfields to improve safety and avoid birds colliding…

Staffordshire Army Cadets dig deep

Army Cadets from Staffordshire have been helping to create a lasting green legacy for future generations by taking part in a mass tree planting initiative for a new woodland. Luke Sedzikowski, the owner of Brockton Hall in Eccleshall, partnered with the Woodland Trust to develop a new area of woodland on his land.  With the support of the Trust he is aiming to…

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