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  • Double ACF Triumph at Tri-Service Falklands Competition

    Double ACF Triumph at Tri-Service Falklands Competition

    26 September 2018

    The Annual Tri-Service Falklands Competition is a highlight in the Essex Cadet Force Calendar. Founded in 1983 to commemorate the Falklands War by testing the best teams from all three cadet services in skills that would...

  • After Annual Camp

    After Annual Camp

    12 August 2018

    By Corporal Lucy Loughran age 17 from Canvey Island Detachment C Company Stepping onto the coach on Thursday morning, just felt as if a generation of my life is about to end. Warcop was my 5th and final annual camp as a...

  • Vital Life-saving skills taught at camp!

    Vital Life-saving skills taught at camp!

    9 August 2018

    In case you missed it with the Hussle and bustle of the camp we managed to run a number of First aid courses, teaching lifesaving skills to our cadets. The lady responsible for all of the first aid training at camp this...

  • Catching Up With The Corps Of Drums At Camp

    Catching Up With The Corps Of Drums At Camp

    8 August 2018

    Today is the 16th Birthday of Drummer Cadet Sergeant Fran Hay, we caught up with her and the Cadet Drum Major to have a chat about camp this year. Fran says it been a very different camp for her this year as she was on...

  • Exercise Long Reach

    Exercise Long Reach

    7 August 2018

    Just the other day we wrote about our cadets on Signals training having a day out of the class to go mountain biking and we also had the field report from the ‘Battle Exercise’ involving the senior cadets...

  • So, It Is To Be War Between Us

    So, It Is To Be War Between Us

    6 August 2018

    Yesterday the star 3 & 4 Senior cadets headed out into the field to start their tactical exercise. For many Cadets fieldcraft is the highlight of ACF training. It brings together leadership, teamwork and...

  • A Change Of Frequency For The Signals Cadets

    A Change Of Frequency For The Signals Cadets

    5 August 2018

    Hello, I’m CDT Giddings and I’m 17 from Southend detachment, C company. Today me and Sergeant Roberts, who have been on the Signals cadre at camp learning about military communications, equipment and...

  • Sunday Thoughts

    Sunday Thoughts

    5 August 2018

    This is an extract from yesterday's sermon which began with the Core Values, the values and standards have been a theme for camp this year our padre unwrapped them yesterday for the cadets with the additional...

  • Our Last Annual Camp

    Our Last Annual Camp

    4 August 2018

    By Lance Corporal Ellouise Doyle and Corporal Emily Cooper. Lance Corporal Doyle – About Me I have been a part of the Army Cadet Force for four and a half years, joining when I was just 13 years old. I now have...

  • A ‘walk’ on the wild (& Wet) side

    A ‘walk’ on the wild (& Wet) side

    3 August 2018

    Today our senior cadets took the plunge and wet Ghyll Scrambling, billed as; An ever-popular activity in the Lake District, Ghyll Scrambling gives you the chance to have a great time getting completely soaked in an...

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