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Halkirk Army Cadets Gets New Lease Of Life

28th November 2006

Halkirk Detachment of the Army Cadet force re-opens its doors at 7 PM on Wednesday 29th November, and for Wednesday evenings after that, bar the Christmas holidays. Boys and girls of 12 to 18 are invited to come along and see what it is all about.

Subjects included in the Army Cadet Force are Skill at Arms and Shooting; Navigation, Living in the Field, First aid and Expedition Training. Leadership and instructional training are taught later in the cadets career.

The training is progressive, with what has been taught being used to build on to reach the next level. While challenging, adventurous and fun, a Cadet can expect to pick up nationally recognised First Aid, Duke of Edinburgh and BTEC certificates.

Ultimately, a Cadet Leadership Course in the south of England, or Canada, can be achieved, where Cadets work with other top level Cadets, not only from the ACF, but from the Sea Cadets and the Air Training Corps. As well as opening Halkirk Detachment to Cadets again, the ACF is also after potential Adult Instructors. Any one over 18 is eligible and no military experience is necessary.


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