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  1. Test your military skills: Spot the deliberate mistake in our picture

    Test your military skills: Spot the deliberate mistake in our picture
    Can you pass our latest military skills challenge? This competition is now closed, (our winner was Richard Brearly). However you can still have a go for fun. Pictured below is a soldier from the 1st Battalion Royal Irish with Foxhound Patrol Vehicles behind. This image was taken during exercise Trident Juncture 2018. However, we have made an alteration to the...
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  2. Cadet Career Development - Find out how to progress

    Cadet Career Development - Find out how to progress
    Every Cadet has the opportunity to earn promotion and develop their cadet career, the skills and abilities you require can only be developed by training and practice. To a great extent your opportunity for promotion is entirely in your hands, from your first Parade night your attitude towards your mates, how you respond to being given instructions and how well...
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  3. Cadets and The DofE Award Scheme

    Cadets and The DofE Award Scheme
    WHAT IS THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD SCHEME & WHY SHOULD THE ACF/CCF GET INVOLVED? The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, now known officially as The DofE, is a well known established award international programme of personal development leading to a prestigious award for those who complete the challenge. It is an excellent addition to your cadet life. To take...
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  4. Drill Within the ACF and CCF

    Drill Within the ACF and CCF
    THE HISTORY BEHIND DRILL Drill is the term used to describe a formal parade where you are able to move quickly in formation from one place to another. Through history, British Army Drill has been the foundation upon which discipline; teamwork, pride and pageant have all taken equal part. In the days of the ‘Brown Bess’ musket, when in battle...
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  5. ACF/CCF Personal Turnout

    ACF/CCF Personal Turnout
    ACF/CCF CLOTHING It costs a great deal of money to provide all ACF/CCF cadets with a free of charge uniform with enough stock for exchanges. Therefore, taking good care of it, including keeping it clean, pressed and in good repair is very important. During basic training, cadets are given instructions on how to care for their uniform. Remember… Sloppy Uniform, Sloppy Cadet...
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  6. The ACF - How is it organised and supported?

    The ACF - How is it organised and supported?
    The Army Cadet Force is a national voluntary youth organisation. But how is it directed, organised and supported? If we look at the ACF charter, this provides an insight into what the organisation is about: The ACF is sponsored by the Army and provides challenging military, adventurous and community activities. Its aim is to inspire young people to achieve success...
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  7. The Army Cadet Force - Past & Present

    The Army Cadet Force - Past & Present
    THE EARLIEST DAYS The Cadet Force can trace its beginnings to 1859.  At that time there was a threat of a french invasion.  Few units of the British Army were at home; most of them were serving in India after the Indian Mutiny.  The Volunteers were formed because of the threat of invasion.  The threat of invasion was again repeated...
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  8. ACF Cadet - Officer/Adult Instructor Expectations

    ACF Cadet - Officer/Adult Instructor Expectations
    So what does your Officer or Adult Instructor expect from you? Like you, they are volunteers; the Army Cadet Force is their hobby.  Your Detachment will only be as good as you and other Cadets make it. Your Detachment Commander and Adult Instructors are there to encourage and train you. Work as a team - even if you do not...
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  9. What is the Army Cadet Force (ACF)?

    What is the Army Cadet Force (ACF)?
    What is the Army Cadet Force? - The following is an extract from the 2019-2020 Cadet's Pocket Book by Military Pocket Books. The Charter of the Army Cadet Force The Army Cadet Force is a national voluntary youth organisation. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Defence and provides challenging military, adventurous and community activities. Its aim is to inspire young people to...
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  10. Air Cadet Leading Cadet Resource Book

    Air Cadet Leading Cadet Resource Book
    The Leading Cadet Resource book is the latest  in a series of publications,  launched by Cadet Direct for air cadets.  It is a complete guide and training aid for air cadets studying towards the leading classification and their instructors. It is also the perfect reference guide for cadets who are undertaking their online leading cadet open book exams. This extensive guide has been written...
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