The Cadet Forces are Youth Organisations sponsored or supported by the Armed Services. There are many local detachments spread across East Sussex. For the Army Cadet Force (ACF) there are 28 Detachments with over 1,100 cadets in Sussex.
For further details go to:
- Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) www.sea-cadets.org
- Sussex Army Cadet Force (SACF) www.sussexacf.co.uk
- Air Training Corps www.sussexwing.org
- Combined Cadet Force (CCF) www.mod.uk/TheCombinedCadetForceAUniqueEducationalPartnership.htm
The Lord-Lieutenant has an overview of all Cadets in East Sussex, through his role as Deputy President of South-East Reserve Forces and Cadet Association and President of the County Committee. Deputy Lieutenants are asked to support their local Cadet Detachments.
John Moore-Bick CBE DL, Honorary Colonel of the Sussex Army Cadet Force
The Honorary Colonel of the Sussex Army Cadet Force has been a Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex for a number of years. He was appointed on the 15th January 2007.
The Sussex ACF is a youth organisation with 38 Detachments County-wide providing over a thousand 12–18-year-olds, male and female, with challenging military-style and adventurous training and community activities.
Honorary Colonels, whose appointments are approved by The Queen, are outside the chain of command and they are not paid. Their voluntary role is to promote the interests of their unit or force and encourage connections with the community locally, and nationally where appropriate. They are selected for their influence, understanding and experience to provide independent, but authoritative, support and advice.
The Lieutenancy strongly supports the Regular and Reserve Forces of the Crown and encourages all Local Authorities to honour the Community Covenant.
Lord Lieutenants Cadets
Each year the four different Cadet organisations appoint a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet. Those appointed may accompany the Lord-Lieutenant on Parades and carry out other duties, as time away from their formal education allows.
The 2012/2013 Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets are:
Navy (Sea) – Leading Cadet Ryan Whitlock (pictured) -Hastings SCC
Marine – Cadet Lance Corporal Ryan Hall – Hastings SCC
Army – Cadet Company Sergeant Major Thomas Hardiman – 8 (Crowborough) Det. ACF
Air – C Flight Sergeant Verity Hardiman – 226 (Brighton No 2) Sqn ACC
How you can assist
The Cadet Forces rely on being able to recruit and retain Adult Instructors.
Those who volunteer for the appointment find it very rewarding to watch young people achieve their potential. Instructors are able to advance their own personal development through the CVQO >>
For further information about joining the Sussex Army Cadets please contact them via their website >>