A British youth organisation that offers progressive training in a multitude of subjects, from military training to adventurous training and first aid, while at the same time promoting a sense of achievement, discipline and good citizenship.
A very popular activity, with local units located all over the UK, for both boys and girls. Other countries in the world have their own versions.
Local units are situated through out the UK. Its affiliated organisation, the Combined Cadet Force provides similar training within various schools.
The army cadet corps, is open to boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years and 9 months.
You do not need any special abilities to join the Cadets. The cadet corps especially encourages youngsters with a disability or special need, to come and take part were ever possible.
Cadets learn Field-craft, Drill and Comradeship Field-craft teaches, infantry skills such as patrolling, section battle drills, ambush drills, and how to survive in the field, with regular field exercises, some of which take place at night and at the annual camp. Drill is a time-honoured tradition of the military. Cadets are taught drill, which is a method of moving as an individual or as a body in a smart and efficient manner. It is also used to foster discipline, pride and teamwork.
Although sponsored by the Ministry of Defence and being very similar in structure and activity, the ACF is not a branch of the British Armed Forces, and as such cadets are not subject to military 'call up'. A proportion of cadets do, however, go on to enlist in the armed forces in later life, and many of the organisation's leaders - formally termed 'Cadet Force Adult Volunteers', or informally 'Adult Instructors' - come from a previous cadet service or military background.
Firstly have fun. Through some of the activities it is possible to work towards your Duke Of Edinburgh Award Scheme or even. the BTEC First Diploma in Public Services. There are many other awards and qualifications attainable through the Cadet Corps.
Air Cadets Corps 650 and Sea Cadets 659 are the closest related activities to the Cadet corps, although it has much in common with other youth organisations such as; Scouts 658, Clubs for young people 653, Boys Brigade 652 and Girls Brigade 760.
The cost involved with membership of the cadets are; corps subscriptions, uniform, and fee towards field trips and camps. The Cadet corps has a mandate that nobody is bared from joining, for financial reasons.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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