Cadet Aga Zukowicz, Ashford tells us why she enjoys the ACF

20 January 2020

Cadet Aga Zukowicz, Ashford, Kent ACF

How do you think you’ve benefited from being in the Army Cadets?

I’m making a lot of friends by being a part of the Army Cadet Force but, most importantly, I’m also developing new skills like first aid, navigation and leadership skills which will always be helpful for me in the future.

I decided to join because I eager to improve my discipline and wanted meet new people at the same time.

What are your favourite ACF activities and why?

My favourite ACF activities include shooting and drill; this is because it gives a taste of what it’s like to be in the army.

Have you faced any challenges in life that the ACF has helped you overcome?

The ACF has helped me overcome my laziness through being more self-disciplined.

Do you think being in the ACF will help your career/job/future prospects and, if so, how will it help?

I think that the ACF will definitely help me in the future as I want to join the army when I turn 18. This will mean that I will already have an idea of what the army is like.

Do you think you’d have got the same benefits from joining another youth organisation? If not, why not?

I think that people who join the ACF have a lot better opportunities than if they were to join any other youth organisation because in the ACF, cadets will take part in activities that some people may never have the chance to do.

What difference do you think your friends and family have seen in you since joining the ACF?

I think my family and friends have realised that I am more independent and confident since I’m a part of the ACF.

Can you tell me about a time in the ACF when you really challenged or surprised yourself?

I really challenged myself when we had to walk a few miles in wet weather.

What are you most proud of / or what’s been your best moment since joining the Army Cadets?

I consider the Remembrance parade being my best moment in the ACF because not only you’re representing the Army Cadet Force and you stand out from the crowd, but also you are showing respect for everyone who died in the world wars.

If you hadn’t joined the ACF what would you be doing now?

If I wasn’t a part of the ACF I would probably be on my phone, being bored.