The Cadets are uniformed youth organisations promoting teamwork, leadership and citizenship through friendship, adventure and fun.

The Cadets’ activities aid the personal and social development of young people, as well as promoting physical fitness, mental fitness and self-reliance.

Cadets are required to participate positively in their communities.

They’re often seen helping out at local events, collecting for charities, taking part in community projects and ceremonial events. 

The Cadets are comprised of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), the Army Cadet Force (ACF), the Air Training Corps (ATC) and the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

East Anglia RFCA provides over 40 permanent staff and administrative support for the Army Cadet Force, maintenance of Army Cadet Force buildings and facilities management, raises awareness of achievements of all Cadets in the region, and helps with recruiting adult volunteers. 

In East Anglia there are over 12,000 Cadets. 

There are opportunities for Cadets to achieve qualifications such as BTECs and First Aid awards, and the chance to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.

None of this could happen without the Cadet Instructors

The Cadet Instructors often join with little or no experience in working with youth organisations, but they have enthusiasm for personal growth and helping others. They receive continuous training and support to become the men and women that provide leadership, training and administrative support that helps develop the potential of young people in the Cadets.

Ministry of Defence Safeguarding Policy