Open day heralds new Army Cadet unit

Sleaford Army Cadets helping out at the open day, from left - Lauren Eccles 16, Jessica Sherlock 15, and Craig McCarthy 16. EMN-150809-125549001
Sleaford Army Cadets helping out at the open day, from left - Lauren Eccles 16, Jessica Sherlock 15, and Craig McCarthy 16. EMN-150809-125549001

This year, for the first time, the Army Cadet Force is organising a national open week campaign from September 14-20, during which ACF Open 
Day events will be held at
 various locations across the country.

The events will give 
the public the chance to find out more about what the cadets do and the benefits of joining as a cadet or adult 
volunteer.

Sleaford Cadets , from left - Sophie Henton 14, Danni Smith 15, and Poppy Needham 13. EMN-150809-125527001

Sleaford Cadets , from left - Sophie Henton 14, Danni Smith 15, and Poppy Needham 13. EMN-150809-125527001

Lincolnshire ACF decided to hold an open day event ahead of the special week, at The Venue in Navenby on Saturday as a new detcachment of the ACF is planned to be opened there.

Organisers reported it was a small turnout but something to build on before the new detachment opens, with the hope of recruiting more young people and leaders too. They were particularly grateful for the support from the parish council.

There were demonstrations, presentations and activities, plus the opportuniy to ask questions and find out more about what makes the Army Cadets so popular.

With 41,000 cadets (aged 12-18) and 9,500 adults, the ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations.