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  1. Cadet Direct to Sponsor the 2020 ACF Commandants Conference

    Cadet Direct to Sponsor the 2020 ACF Commandants Conference
    In just a few days time Cadet Direct will be sponsoring the Army Cadet Force Conference at RMA Sandhurst. Following a successful event in 2019 we are delighted to be invited back which allows us to show our latest developments in new products designed for the Cadet Forces and also bring our new ideas forward to the Commandants. Greg Potter...
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  2. Combined Cadet Force Welcome Wildcat for Annual Inspection

    Combined Cadet Force Welcome Wildcat for Annual Inspection
    In April, Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby welcomed a Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter to its playing fields. They were celebrating their 103rd annual Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Inspection Day. Merchant Taylors’ Combined Cadet’s Force was founded in 1915, just a year after the outbreak of World War 1 and is one of the largest contingents in the country. The special...
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  3. 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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  4. Frimley Staff Visit Cadet Direct...

    Frimley Staff Visit Cadet Direct...
    Staff from the Cadet Training Centre (CTC) Frimley Park paid a visit to the headquarters of Cadet Direct in Crowborough, East Sussex yesterday. During their visit, Lt Col Lackey and RSM Lightfoot were given a tour of the offices and warehousing and met staff many of whom are either former or currently serving cadet forces personnel. The general state of...
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  5. Top 10 Christmas Gifts for a Cadet...

    Top 10 Christmas Gifts for a Cadet...
    What is the perfect Christmas gift for a cadet?  We asked  a senior cadet in  E Coy, Yorkshire North and West ACF to tell us what he thought would be the best 10 Christmas presents for a cadet. Here's what he said... Webbing: This is something I would recommend for senior cadets as you will get a lot more use out...
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  6. New Kammo Tactical MBITR Radio Pouch

    If you're looking for a new molle compatible, tactical radio pouch then you're in the right place. This MBITR radio pocket has been created to fit the PRC-148 radio. The holster has been built from strong 1000D nylon textile in MTP pattern making it suitable worn with the most recent multi terrain pattern garbs and gear.   New Kammo Tactical Radio Pouch MOLLE strips on the back of...
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  7. Upgrade your Air Cadet Badges for 2017

    Upgrade your Air Cadet Badges for 2017
    With the biggest change in the delivery of training since the formation of the Air Cadets more than 75 years ago comes new and improved badges. So we thought we'd share with you everything we've learnt on the upcoming Air Cadet Badges. All new cadets will undertake training within the First Class Cadet syllabus and this allows blue level awards and badges to...
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  8. What's in the 2017-18 Army Cadet Basic Training Handbook

    What's in the 2017-18 Army Cadet Basic Training Handbook
    Written by an experienced CFAV with years of ACF experience, the Army Cadet Basic Training Handbook is a fantastic reference guide for instructors, Pls and cadets. Every lesson from every subject is covered, along with all testing requirements. There is also an introduction to the Army Cadet Force, places to record detachment specific information and a lesson checklist. Cadets should keep this...
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  9. A journey to becoming a RAF Regiment gunner.

    A journey to becoming a RAF Regiment gunner.
    Today we wanted to share a good news story of a former cadet who has recently joined the RAF. AC Bashford is a phase 2 recruit training to become an RAF Regiment gunner. The RAF Regiment is the infantry force of the RAF. At age 13 AC Bashford joined the Air Training Corps at 2158 Sevenoaks Squadron and over 5 years progressed...
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  10. "The Punisher!" XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System

    "The Punisher!" XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System
    The XM25 (now the MXT135), designed by Minnesota's Alliant Techsystems, has been in development for several years. The U.S. Army's new rifle was first field tested between 2010 - 2013 by soldiers in Afghanistan. Deemed as extremely effective it has been Nicknamed ‘The Punisher’! How it works The XM25 is a next-generation, semi-automatic weapon designed for effectiveness against enemies protected...
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