6 September 2013
After seven years as General Secretary at the Army Cadet Force Association (ACFA) Brigadier Mike Wharmby retired from the role on Friday 6 September. Mike comments, “It has been my enormous privilege to have been able to serve the Army Cadet Force. It is the quality and commitment of the ACF’s adult volunteers and their loyalty to their cadets which sets them apart. I’d like to wish all of our volunteers and cadets every success in the future and I would like to thank them for the many warm welcomes I have enjoyed since 2006.”
Brigadier David Short will be taking over the reins in early September following a 30-year Army career spent in aviation. Brigadier Short says that he is hugely honoured to be taking over the reins from so effective a leader as Brigadier Wharmby, who has been steering and motivating the ACFA for the past seven years, “He’s been a fantastic advocate for the ACF, and I’d like to thank him.”
Here at the ACFA we would like to thank Brigadier Wharmby for the last 7 years. He has been an inspirational leader who has worked tirelessly to support cadet activity, advise the army’s chain of command on how best to develop young people and to promote the charity. We wish him and his family well for the next stage of his working career.