Cadets

Gold standard employers honoured for supporting Armed Forces

Fourteen organisations from across the wider West Midlands area attended an awards ceremony in Shropshire to receive their Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Awards, recognising their exceptional level of support to the Armed Forces community. Held at Lilleshall House and Gardens in Shropshire – also home to one of the UK’s National Sports Centres and the Royal British Legion’s Battle Back Centre…

Shropshire Army Cadets recognised for actions and achievements

It’s been a busy few months for Shropshire Army Cadet Force – including two instances of their cadets and staff helping out in medical emergencies, and a first time entry to a national rifle competition! Read on to find out more… Cadet attends national Imperial Meeting Competition With funding support from our Association, Cadet C/Sjt Izzy McAree was given the chance of a…

New Army Cadet detachment launches at Summit Learning Trust School

A new Army Cadet detachment has opened its doors to students from Cockshut Hill School, Ninestiles, an Academy, and Lyndon School. The Summit Learning Trust Rifles Detachment unit will be based at Ninestiles, an Academy, in Acocks Green, Birmingham.   The detachment – part of Warwickshire and West Midland (South Sector) Army Cadet Force (ACF) – will be cap badged as a Rifles…

Midlands based employers receive coveted Ministry of Defence Award

Twenty six employers from the West Midlands region have been presented with their Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Awards. The West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association’s awards took place on Tuesday 26th September, at the National Memorial Arboretum. The ERS awards were launched in 2014 to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. The…

From soldier to cadet staff: why supporting the Army Cadets can be a rewarding experience

During Armed Forces Week we are celebrating the dedication and service of our Armed Forces community. Whilst many personnel have stories to share from serving in a military or volunteer capacity, it’s not often we hear from someone with a wide range of both military and cadet experiences. We spoke to Captain Kenny Frith who has been a Cadet Administrative Assistant (CAA) for…

Khalsa Cadets celebrate a successful year

The concept of cadet units in schools dates back over 160 years, with the original units focussed on Army activities with public schools and universities.  This evolved, in 1948, to the Combined Cadet Force creating a modern, inspiring programme for cadets from all three services.  There are now hundreds of units launched in state-funded schools across the UK. Our Association is proud to…

Army Cadets enjoy adventure-packed week in Cyprus

Over the October half term 24 cadets from Shropshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) travelled to Cyprus for a week of challenging outdoor adventure training. Mountain biking, diving, paddle boarding, mini-golf and trips to cultural sites filled their action-packed week designed to build confidence and courage, and increase their knowledge, teamwork and leadership skills. One of the highlights of the trip proved to be…