The global pandemic has changed the world as we know it, reshaping many people’s priorities in life. However, during this time we have seen a kindness like no other. With complete strangers giving their time to help each other, looking for that sense of belonging and to make a real difference in other people’s lives.
With face-to-face training currently suspended, virtual training has firmly found a place in the lives of both our cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs).
This weekend Cheshire ACF took full advantage of the virtual world to host its first new style Familiarisation Package, to an amazing 16 Potential Instructors (PIs) all looking to be a vital part of the county’s growth when it returns back to face-to-face training.
The Commandant, said “planning for the future is so crucial to the success of the County and we have started the year in great shape, which will make the County stronger than ever!”
The new Familiarisation Package is an opportunity for PIs to gain an insight into what life is really like as a CFAV and how it can inspire so many cadets to achieve so much.
With and without military experience the PI’s already bring a great wealth of experience from their civilian lives, from full time parents to an air traffic controller! And this is exactly what makes the Army Cadet Force (ACF) such a diverse organisation.
The County Training Officer, said “They have been a fantastic group and the day has been a real success!” she went on to say “the versatility of virtual training will enable the training team to carry on with the PIs initial training and blend it into face-to-face training once it restarts”
If you are thinking of joining the ACF, we are still accepting applications for our next Familiarisation Package which will be held on Saturday 27th February
To find out more details and to apply please use the link below: