The Covid-19 restrictions have changed many things but the work to encourage and train new adult instructors goes on. 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 (CFAV’s).
This weekend Clwyd and Gwynedd ACF took full advantage of the virtual world to host its first 2021 virtual Familiarisation Package, for six Potential Instructors (PIs) all looking to be a vital part of the region's growth when it returns back to face-to-face training. Thanks to modern communications one of the potential instructors was even able to take part whilst in Afghanistan preparing for his return.
Captain Charlie Lloyd, who oversees adult training, said “the familiarisation session 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.”
Deputy Commandant (Adults) Lt Col Gavin Jones said “despite some technical issues it was fantastic to have six potential adult volunteers online this morning. We look forward to engaging with those that could not join us today next Sunday” adding “there was also the opportunity of confirming all the appropriate paperwork with colleagues from HQ.”
With and without military experience the PI’s already bring a great a wealth of experience from their civilian lives and this is exactly what makes the Army Cadet Force (ACF) such a diverse organisation.
We currently have vacancies for adult instructors across North Wales and if you are thinking of joining the ACF, we are still accepting applications for our next Familiarisation session.
To find out more details and to apply please use the link below: