Blaydon

Welcome to Blaydon Detachment

I can definitely say from my cadet experience that “you get back from the ACF more than you put in”. One story I will tell for the rest of my life is how I was invited to Her Majesty's Garden Party in 2010 and I achieved that through the ACF always aim higher.

SI Christopher Burns (Detachment Commander)

ACF MOTTO: TO INSPIRE TO ACHIVE

Blaydon Detachment is located on Blaydon Bank and is the only Detachment in the company to wear the cap-badge of the Royal Engineers (RE) – which makes us a unique Detachment! The Detachment parades on Mondays and Wednesday between 19.00 hours and 21.00 hours. Anyone aged 12-18 and in Year 8 or above at school is welcome to join us.

The cadets enjoy variety of activities, including:

  • Drill and turnout
  • Living in the field
  • Shooting
  • Skill at Arms
  • Map and Compass
  • Lots of other courses in the ACF
  • But you will also learn non-military skills to like:
  • First Aid
  • Skills for Life
  • Sports (Football, Hockey, athletics, orienteering)
  • Adventurous Training (rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, hiking).

The Army Cadet Force is demanding - sometimes challenging, and very rewarding. You will gain:

  • Confidence
  • Assertiveness
  • Stamina
  • Bravery
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision-making

Lots of new skills and unique experiences. The ACF is serious fun too.

If you think you can take on a challenge then we are for you. To join the Blaydon Detachment just turn up at the Detachment, and speak to one of our staff or e-mail any questions to chrissy05@hotmail.co.uk

** The Army Cadets is always looking for Adult Instructors. Do you think you could give up two nights a week and the odd weekend over the year? Check us out at armycadets.com for more information

 

   Detachment NCO'S

 

  • S/sgt James Lowes

  • Cpl Jordan Ferris

  • L/cpl Liam Forbes

  • L/cpl Bride Eves-Hutchinson

                    

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Detachment Staff

   
       
   

Detachment Commander

   
   

SI Christopher Burns

 

   
   

 

 

 
 

 

Detachment Instructor

   
 

 

CA Liam Jackson

 

 
   

 

 

 

   
   

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
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