Cadets

Shropshire ACF set sights on Cyprus adventures

Cadets and staff from Shropshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) are busy fundraising for an action-packed trip to Cyprus for a week of adventure training. 24 cadets are hoping to experience the once in a lifetime opportunity during the October half-term – which will involve mountain biking on Troodos Mountain, scuba diving, paddle boarding and kayaking in the Mediterranean Sea. As well as taking…

Snapshot on three Commonwealth Games baton bearers

This summer Birmingham had the privilege of hosting  the 2022 Commonwealth Games, held in England for only the third time. Showcasing the best of the second city and the world-class athletes and sports talent from across our Commonwealth, the ten-day event has left a lasting legacy for sport and future generations across the region. Many individuals were nominated to carry the Queen’s baton…

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…