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  1. New British Army Ration Menus for Cadets

    New British Army Ration Menus for Cadets
    The UK MoD have finally listened to the concerns of the UK cadet forces by launching a range of new British Army ration menus specifically geared towards the tastes of young people. This development was announced amid concerns that traditional 'stews' and 'casseroles' simply don't appeal to a new generation of young people who are used to snacking on fast food...
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  2. Cadet Direct Celebrates it's 20th Anniversary

    Cadet Direct Celebrates it's 20th Anniversary
    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 back in the 1990's... Purchasing cadet kit, such as army boots and...
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  3. Spot the Enemy Soldier: Win a MTP Concealment Vest

    Spot the Enemy Soldier: Win a MTP Concealment Vest
    Can you pass our latest military skills challenge? This competition is now closed, however you can still have a go for fun. The aim of camouflage and concealment is 'to see but not be seen'. In the image below a concealed enemy sniper is observing you. Can you locate him? If you can, you could win a brand new Viper...
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  4. High Flying Air Cadet Jumps For RAFA

    High Flying Air Cadet Jumps For RAFA
    An Air Cadet has quite literally thrown herself into raising money for the Royal Air Force Association by jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane!    RAF Charity Supported by Air Cadet 18 year old Cadet Warrant Officer Rebekah Oldknow, who is based at 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron, Air Training Corps, has been busy raising money for this important charity...
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  5. New British Army Combat Boot - AKU Pilgrim MOD Brown

    New British Army Combat Boot - AKU Pilgrim MOD Brown
    After extensive trials involving UK forces personnel, the British Army has announced it will be adopting the AKU Pilgrim as it's newest high liability combat boot. High liability means the boot will be worn by front line operational troops in combat zones around the world. The AKU Pilgrim has many qualities which makes it well suited to this role. AKU...
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  6. Air Cadet Becomes Lord Lieutenants Cadet

    Air Cadet Becomes Lord Lieutenants Cadet
    On Saturday 21st April 1414 (Crowborough) Air Cadet Squadron will meet at Barnsgate Manor Crowborough for their annual dinner. They will be celebrating their wonderful year where 12 new cadets joined 1414. The heart of the evening will be celebrating 100 years of the RAF, of which part is inspiring the next generation and where better to start than with...
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  7. Cadet Direct Supply ITV's Dancing on Ice Show

    Cadet Direct Supply ITV's Dancing on Ice Show
    Quite a surprise last week when Cadet Direct staff received an urgent order from the organisers of the ITV show 'Dancing on Ice'. The customer required a full FAD (Future Army Dress) suit, No.2 Dress shirt, tie plus all the accoutrements for contestant Anthony Cotton, better known as Sean Tully from Coronation Street. Anthony was born and raised in Manchester...
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  8. Lancashire ACF Annual Camp

    Lancashire ACF Annual Camp
    In the Summer of 2017, Lancashire ACF visited Beckingham Trg Camp, Lincolnshire for ten days of exciting and varied military and adventurous training activities for cadets at all levels and ages. Army cadets from Egypt, Salerno, Wingate and Normandy Companies attended the camp, with each Coy HQ taking responsibility for running a particular area of expertise from basic training level...
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  9. 261 (Guildford) Sqn Air Cadets Receive Grant

    261 (Guildford) Sqn Air Cadets Receive Grant
    Air Cadets at 261 (Guildford) Sqn have received a boost after gaining a grant from the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust (RAFCT) for £1200.  The  Squadron received the funds to assist their adult staff to gain qualifications in a range of outdoor activities therefore providing enhanced learning opportunities for cadets. The motto of the Air Training Corps is Venture Adventure...
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  10. Cadet Direct Annual Shooting Competition 2018

    Cadet Direct Annual Shooting Competition 2018
    Cadet Direct have just held their annual Shooting Competition. Because our staff are mostly serving or former cadet and regular forces personnel this is always a good opportunity to separate the snipers from the shotgunners and the big talkers from the big shooters. We visited an amazing new range facility complete with lighting and patio heaters so the evening timescale...
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