Sussex ACF Awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

2 June 2020

We would like to congratulate Sussex ACF who have been awarded with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).


The QAVS is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities by volunteers. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation and is viewed akin to an MBE for Voluntary Groups. The award is earned by continuously undertaking outstanding voluntary work that provides social, economic and environmental services for local communities whilst also recognising the organisations standing within those communities.

Sussex ACF has 820 cadets and 194 adult volunteers at 25 locations across Sussex. The Commandant, Colonel David Steele, said, “This is a wonderful acknowledgement of the hard work, commitment, professionalism and dedication of the adult volunteers, of Sussex ACF, by providing unique life-skills training and challenging activities for young people throughout Sussex”.

The award will be presented to Sussex ACF by the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper on behalf of Her Majesty later in the Autumn this year. Our congratulations go to everyone associated with Sussex ACF.