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  • Basildon’s Belgium WW1 Centenary Visit

    Basildon’s Belgium WW1 Centenary Visit

    17 June 2018

    My name is Cadet Sergeant Jake Ward-Finch, I am from Warley detachment, Essex ACF and I had the privilege of going to Belgium with Basildon Detachment. The trip was packed full of enjoyable and fascinating moments and...

  • Gold D of E Success for Essex

    Gold D of E Success for Essex

    17 June 2018

    On Thursday 24th May, five members of Essex ACF went to Buckingham palace to receive their Gold Duke of Edinburgh certificates. The day started poorly with heavy rain, however by the time we reached the palace it had...

  • A very Competitive weekend!

    A very Competitive weekend!

    22 May 2018

    Cadets from 7 detachments from across the county recently had the chance to go head to head for the 2018 County Falklands trophy. This years the event had a very different feel to it with the order of events being turned...

  • ESSEX ACF EXERCISE WEBBFOOT 2018

    ESSEX ACF EXERCISE WEBBFOOT 2018

    16 May 2018

    On the 3rd- 7th May 2018 Essex Army Cadet Force ran Phase One of the 2018 - Kayak / Canoe Foundation Course at Lydd. The non de plume Exercise Webbfoot. This year we had students attending from 3 different Cadet Force...

  • County Athletics has a VIP

    County Athletics has a VIP

    5 May 2018

    On Saturday 28th April 2018, Essex Army Cadets gathered at Abbeyfields Garrison Sports ground, Colchester for their Annual County Athletics Competition. They were very lucky to have a special guest attending the event,...

  • Cadet Target Rifle 2018

    Cadet Target Rifle 2018

    4 May 2018

    By Sergeant Burridge I had the privilege of being selected to attend the 7 Infantry Brigade and Eastern Region Cadet Target Rifle meeting 2018 this weekend. The point of the competition is to single out the best...

  • Essex ACF sees in New Lord Lieutenant Cadet

    Essex ACF sees in New Lord Lieutenant Cadet

    27 April 2018

    Essex County Council’s Chairman welcomed more than 100 proud Essex cadets to a reception at County Hall, Chelmsford, Including Cadet Anthony Woods 16 from Basildon. The cadets were invited to celebrate the...

  • A Cadet’s Experience of the STEM Challenge

    A Cadet’s Experience of the STEM Challenge

    23 April 2018

    By LCpl Jack Shorey, Chelmsford Detachment On 20 Apr, 2018, B (EY) Company cadets set off to Welbeck College to compete against cadets from across the United Kingdom. Our first challenge, Bloodhound, required us to...

  • STEM Challenge in Welbeck!

    STEM Challenge in Welbeck!

    23 April 2018

    Ten cadets from B (Essex Yeomanry) Company were recently selected to represent Essex ACF at Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College's annual Cadet STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Leadership...

  • Champion Cadet 2018

    Champion Cadet 2018

    21 April 2018

    The Cadet RSM of Essex Army Cadets is Brandon Laker of Grays Detachment A Company, was selected during the Easter Holidays to represent essex at the Champion Cadet Competition hosted by the Cadet Training Centre at...

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