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Cadet Direct Ltd

UK’s leading supplier of cadet kit to the Army Cadets, Air Cadets & Sea Cadets

Since 1999, Cadet Direct has been supplying Army Cadets, the Combined Cadet Force, Air Cadets and Sea Cadets with essential tactical gear. Our cadet kit shop features a wide range of clothing, footwear, equipment, ACF army cadets uniform and other military supplies.

We’ve quickly established ourselves as the leading nationwide supplier to the UK Cadet Forces, delivering everything a cadet needs. Featuring a huge selection such as Air Cadet badgescadet hatsRoyal Marines Cadet uniform and army webbing, we are proud to offer an extensive and diverse collection of products.

In other words, there’s no better place to go for all your cadet needs. Check out our cadet shop online today and find a wide range of tactical gear, army uniform and lots more at great prices.

Cadet Uniform & Clothing

We have a huge selection of clothing options specially designed for the cadets. As well as official ACF army cadets uniform and genuine MTP issue uniforms, we supply tactical clothing for all UK military personnel use.

Featuring thermalscamouflage t-shirtscombat shirtswaterproofs and much more, we also stock cadet clothing accessories like Niikwax cleaning products. Take some time to look through our 5.11 Tactical Clothing range to maintain a covert professional appearance while improving tactical performance.

Cadet Direct additionally provides various cadet footwear options, including boy’s army boots. Our specialist range of boots includes British assault bootscadet patrol bootswaterproof bootsdesert boots and MOD boots. Pair with our cadet socksperformance insoles and laces to make sure you’re fully equipped from head to toe.

Our cadet kit shop also has a massive range of army boot polishbulling products and shoe cleaning kit products to uphold high UK military standards at all times.

Military Equipment & Survival Gear

As well as our specialist uniform selection, we offer various other army products. We have a fantastic range of military gear such as tactical torchesceremonial flagsnavigation toolscamping and cooking utensilscombat accessories and survival kit equipment.

Our expert range of shelter options are perfect for any outdoor exercise, such as bivi bagsponchostentsmulti-terrain shelters and other vital survival tools for all operations and overnight training expeditions.

Because Cadet Direct has such an extensive collection of tactical gear, we regularly feature some of our best products every week to keep you up to date with our ever-growing stock. In our cadet kit shop, all our UK ACF uniform and army equipment is of the top quality expected by any type of military personnel, from experienced survival experts to cadets.

Great Quality & Prices in Our Online UK Cadet Shop

Our highly competitive and affordable prices make Cadet Direct’s products hugely desirable to our growing number of customers. If you’re keen to save even more money on your next piece of cadet kit, uniform or military equipment, we have a clearance zone that’s regularly updated with quality products at outstanding prices.

Cadet Direct additionally deals directly with manufacturers to provide one of the UK’s finest mail order services.

If you want to learn more about our products, please call us today on 01892 662 230.

We have everything you need for the Army Cadet Force, always at the most affordable price. For a huge selection of some of the best army cadets uniform, tactical gear and survival equipment, order today from the UK cadet shop at Cadet Direct.

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Cadet Direct Ltd celebrates 20 years of business this year. Originally formed in 1999, how did Cadet Direct come to be the leading supplier of cadet boots, uniform and kit to the UK cadet forces? We thought we'd put together a short history to explain... Buying cadet kit in the 1990's... Purchasing cadet kit, such as army boots and uniform was a bit of a hit or miss affair back in the 90's. Firstly the internet didn't exist as a marketplace - and hardly any businesses were selling online. Mail order companies sent out printed paper catalogues by post and customers would fill in a coupon. This would be sent to the company with a cheque or debit card details, The order would then be processed. As you can imagine things didn't happen as quickly as they do today. Some early Cadet Direct catalogues dated 2000-2001 Where did cadets buy their kit from? As well as a few mail order companies, back in the 1990's many high streets had their own army surplus shop which would stock items like second hand military uniforms, army boots and survival equipment. Some shops were better than others but it was impossible to get a wide range of items from a single shop. What's more you couldn't really buy rank slides or cadet badges. Cadets would rely a lot more on kit sourced via their unit, either through official issue or by buying cadet kit from other cadets in their unit. Cadets were more likely to use equipment they had around their home such as sleeping bags and water bottles rather than buying the military style equipment available today. You'd often see brightly coloured equipment like torches wrapped in black tape to make them look more tactical. Red filters for torches could be made using the red plastic used to wrap certain sweets. Camouflage cream could also be hard to find - burning a wine cork and using that to blacken your face, neck and hands was often used instead. Rather than purpose made military rucksacks, canvas rucksacks were sprayed with paint to make them look camouflage. Most importantly cadet boots were traded between new recruits and those planning to leave. Webbing sets were particularly difficult to obtain. Such kit was rarely issued and needed to be purchased privately mostly through army surplus shops - if they had any! Specialist cadet suppliers The only specialist cadet supplier back in the late 1990's was the Cadet Supply Department. This was a service operated by the Army Cadet Force Association (ACFA) based in central London. The service was quite basic and was really targeted at CFAV's rather than cadets. The range of goods was extremely limited consisting mainly of badges, accoutrements and rank slides. Cadet Direct Ltd is born It was during this time that two young serving Army Cadet adults, Lt. James Munday and Sgt. David Shearn began to develop the idea of an independent commercial business designed specifically to supply cadet equipment. Both had been senior Army Cadets in SE London Army Cadet Force and had many years of experience training as cadets.  Being independent meant the business would be free from the administration and regulations of the cadets forces themselves and be free to supply the type of kit that cadets and their instructors wanted.

Cadet Direct Celebrates it's 20th Anniversary

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  • British Assault Boots, Black (UK Sizes 7-13)

    British Assault Boots, Black (UK Sizes 7-13)

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  • Snugpak Sasquatch Jacket - Multicam

    Snugpak Sasquatch Jacket - Multicam

    £114.95 were £154.95

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  • British Forces Style Parade Shoe, Male (UK Size 7 to 14)

    British Forces Style Parade Shoe, Male (UK Size 7 to 14)

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    £33.95

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  • Snugpak Softie SV3 Insulated Vest, Multicam

    Snugpak Softie SV3 Insulated Vest, Multicam

    £56.70 were £84.95

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  • Oasis Hydration Carrier Multicam

    Oasis Hydration Carrier Multicam

    £17.95 were £36.95

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  • Delta Patrol Boot (UK Size 3 to 6)

    Delta Patrol Boot (UK Size 3 to 6)

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    £35.79 were £37.46

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  • Delta Patrol Boot Full Leather, MOD Brown Army Boots (UK Size 3 to 6)

    Delta Patrol Boot Full Leather, MOD Brown Army Boots (UK Size 3 to 6)

    £35.79 were £39.95

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  • Free Cadet Direct Year Planner 2019

    Free Cadet Direct Year Planner 2019

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  • British Forces Type  PCS Lightweight Thermal Smock, MTP Green

    British Forces Type PCS Lightweight Thermal Smock, MTP Green

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    £41.95

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  • Free Cadet Direct Catalogue - Autumn Winter 2018-19

    Free Cadet Direct Catalogue - Autumn Winter 2018-19

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  • RAF Air Cadets Officers Rank Slides, MTP, Group Captain

    RAF Air Cadets Officers Rank Slides, MTP, Group Captain

    £4.50

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  • Highlander Elite HMTC Shorts

    Highlander Elite HMTC Shorts

    £19.99

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  • MFH Operational Camo Fleece Hat

    MFH Operational Camo Fleece Hat

    £6.50

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  • MFH Operational Camo Headwrap

    MFH Operational Camo Headwrap

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  • British Army Camo Cream Compact | 3 Colour

    British Army Camo Cream Compact | 3 Colour

    £2.50 were £5.95

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  • Kammo Tactical Daysack 25 Litre, MTP

    Kammo Tactical Daysack 25 Litre, MTP

    £27.95

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  • Kammo Tactical Daysack 25 Litre, Black

    Kammo Tactical Daysack 25 Litre, Black

    £24.95

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  • Highlander Cadet Junior 350 Sleeping Bag

    Highlander Cadet Junior 350 Sleeping Bag

    £25.95

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  • Non-Stick Frying Pan With Folding Handle

    Non-Stick Frying Pan With Folding Handle

    £10.49

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  • Camp Frying Pan/Skillet

    Camp Frying Pan/Skillet

    £5.50

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  • AKU Pilgrim GTX FG Combat, MoD Brown

    AKU Pilgrim GTX FG Combat, MoD Brown

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    £169.95 were £199.95

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  • Kammo Tactical Daysack 25 Litre, Olive Drab

    Kammo Tactical Daysack 25 Litre, Olive Drab

    £19.95 were £24.95

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  • British Army MTP Camo Compact, 3 Colour

    British Army MTP Camo Compact, 3 Colour

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    £2.50 were £5.95

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  • Lightweight Gore-Tex Suit Set, MVP, MTP Brand New

    Lightweight Gore-Tex Suit Set, MVP, MTP Brand New

    £49.95

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  • RAF Jacket Reversible Hi-Visibility, General Purpose

    RAF Jacket Reversible Hi-Visibility, General Purpose

    £34.95

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  • British Forces Cold Weather GTX Combat Boot, MENS, MOD Brown

    British Forces Cold Weather GTX Combat Boot, MENS, MOD Brown

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    £149.95 were £159.95

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  • First Class Air Cadet Resource Book 2018-2019 Edition

    First Class Air Cadet Resource Book 2018-2019 Edition

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    £7.99

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  • British Army Issue Kevlar Helmet Mk.7, MTP, Grade 1 (Used)

    British Army Issue Kevlar Helmet Mk.7, MTP, Grade 1 (Used)

    £47.95

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  • Genuine British Assault Safety Boot

    Genuine British Assault Safety Boot

    £29.95 were £49.95

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  • Silverpoint Moonlight Magnetic Tent/Basha Light

    Silverpoint Moonlight Magnetic Tent/Basha Light

    £11.95

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  • Silverpoint Soft Top Merino Wool Socks, Olive

    Silverpoint Soft Top Merino Wool Socks, Olive

    £14.95

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  • Military Boot Polish, Black

    Military Boot Polish, Black

    £1.95

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