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  1. New British Army Crowned Cap Badges

    New British Army Crowned Cap Badges
    New images have been released of the redesigned British Army Crowned Cap Badges. The badges feature the new King's Crown (Tudor Crown) which is replacing the Queen’s Crown (St Edward’s Crown). The College of Arms, which designed the cyphers, was founded in 1484 and is responsible for creating and maintaining official registers of coats of arms and pedigrees.  https://www.cadetdirect.com/rank-slides-badges/metal-badges-accessories/metal-cap-badges
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  2. 354 (Dover) Squadron Annual Formal Inspection and Presentation Evening

    354 (Dover) Squadron Annual Formal Inspection and Presentation Evening
    The Squadron has seen some significant changes in the last 18 months. As with most Squadron’s the pandemic was hard.  Cadets was shut down and moved online for virtual training. Many cadets left the organisation due to this and the Squadron’s numbers plummeted. In September 2021 the Squadron got a new Squadron Commander. At the point of taking command, the...
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Hampshire and IOW Air Cadets Compete Online!

    Hampshire and IOW Air Cadets Compete Online!
    Since the RAF Air Cadets were forced into a form of “hibernation” due to COVID  we have been working really hard as a Wing to continue to engage our Air Cadet Community. Hampshire and IOW Wing Air Cadets have around 1000 young people and 300 Adult Volunteers, and all of them are missing the contact time we usually have on...
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  6. 1476 (Rayleigh) Squadron Prepare For Their "3F's" Mess Dinner

    1476 (Rayleigh) Squadron Prepare For Their "3F's" Mess Dinner
    Welcome to 1476 (Rayleigh) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets. Let me tell you about our annual mess evening.  It is affectionately known as the 3 F’s dinner, which used to stand for First Friday in February (I wonder what you thought it stood for?!).  But now it stands for Third or "Fird" Friday in February!  It is an evening...
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Cadet Direct ACF CCF 2019 Skiing Bursary – from one ‘mountain’ to another!

    Cadet Direct ACF CCF 2019 Skiing Bursary – from one ‘mountain’ to another!
    Cadet Direct presented one of its £500 skiing bursary cheques to a well deserving cadet in December. The bursary is for a weeks skiing course in Bavaria, Germany next February. Courses to Bavaria are run by CCAT and are open to CFAV’s and cadets aged 16 or over from the ACF and CCF. This year, one of the winning cadets was Cadet Corporal Emma...
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  10. 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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