17 July 2020
This week we were joined by WO1 Glenn Haughton on our Instagram takeover. He chatted to Army Cadets Ambassador Sally Orange, about his career and his own struggles with mental health problems. He also answered questions sent in by you guys. It was an awesome session, so thankyou to everyone who tuned in and submitted questions.
Next week (Tuesday 21 July), we’ll be joined by Blind Dave Heeley, who was himself in the Cadets in the early 1970’s with aspirations of joining the Army until he lost his vision. He is the first blind person to complete the 7-marathon challenge. Make sure you think of some great questions for him.
Wow, you guys really have embraced doing things differently, during these difficult times. This just goes to show how fantastically resilient Army Cadets and CFAV’s are!
Well done to 13 Coy who this week hosted their first Cadet Council Meeting.
Our first cadet council meeting. Combined, our aim is to make 13Coy even more AWESOME!#qaulitytimewithCHQ @13COY_TSM@ACFColCadets @HQCadetBranch @GLRFCA @YOULondon1 @Cadets_london @SO1TrgHQCadets @CadetDirectLtd @SEAC_Defence pic.twitter.com/HU4XvoLDtA— OC_13COY (@OC_13Coy) July 15, 2020
Cambridgeshire ACF held its first virtual ceremony, with a guest appearance by the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire. Congratulations to you all.
Cambridgeshire ACF continues its commitment to Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme by holding its first virtual ceremony, with awards presented by High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire. Congratulations to all who took part! @ACFColCadets @ArmyCadetsUK @DofE@ACFADofE @EastAngliaRFCA pic.twitter.com/OKMgNKD09U— Cambs ACF (@CambsACF) July 16, 2020
Shropshire’s A Coy held zoom training for senior cadets, delivered by Cdt SSgt Monk. Brilliant idea.
The development of our our senior @ArmyCadetsUK continues even in the virtual world!— ShropshireACF (@ShropshireACF) July 15, 2020
Cdt SSgt Monk will lead tonight's Zoom training for A Coy
This will be the first time a cadet has run a virtual training session!
Good luck!@ACFColCadets@NatTrngAdviser @WMRFCA pic.twitter.com/bPbKfpd0tS
The team at Northfield Detachment, Durham ACF, had a great fun night playing Detachment Tenable – the APC edition.
Tonight for our virtual parade night NFG Detachment took part in Detachment Tenable - APC Edition! It was great fun! #KeepTheFlameAlive #VirtualACF @ComdtDACF @DurhamAcf @RutterSi pic.twitter.com/XNfdZpNtnK— DC NFG A Coy DACF (@DC_NFG_DACF) July 13, 2020
Big shout-out to Cdt Lucy Feighery who shaved her hair off for charity. What a great and brave thing to do. Well done Lucy!
Cdt Feighery shaves her hair off for charity.— Gtr Manchester ACF (@gmanacf) July 11, 2020
Our Hon Col said “Lucy is a shining light & a fabulous role model; we can all learn a great deal from her. She is the epitome of what the ACF is all about”
Click the link below for morehttps://t.co/4wrEkVpk0q#KeepTheFlameAlive pic.twitter.com/ln4IY5dZTB
STEM in action
Cadets in Stirling learned how to build their own rocket launcher, as part of their STEM activities. How cool is that.
Last night Stirling cadets learned how to build their own rocket launcher! One of many of the online STEM activities supported by @SmallpeiceTrust.— PI A Mackay (@a_cfav) July 10, 2020
Followed by some top tips on load carrying for expeditions. #KeepingTheFlameAlive #virtualacf #EngineeringAtHome pic.twitter.com/4soutVU2TJ
Keep sharing everything you have been up to at home across our Social Media channels using #VirtualACF #Keeptheflamealive #CadetForceResilience