15 May 2020
This week’s Instagram Takeover featured our very own Big Phil Campion interviewing author and ex-SAS Rusty Firmin. Rusty was part of the team involved in overthrowing the Iranian Embassy siege in 1980. It was a great takeover and thankyou to Phil and Rusty for taking part!
Next week’s special guest is WO1, Andrew “Vern” Stokes, from the Coldstream Guards. He’s involved in the planning of ceremonial events at Horse Guards in London, including Trooping the Colour. You can find out more about him here.
VE Day 75
There were so many awesome ways in which Cadets and CFAV’s were marking VE Day 75. Here are just a couple we spotted on social media.
Well done to Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF for producing this lovely poem to mark VE Day 75 which was shown on Twitter. You can see it for yourself here.
🇬🇧VE Day 75th Anniversary Poem 🇬🇧— D&G Army Cadets (@dandgacf) May 8, 2020
On behalf of The Grange Detachment, @BcoydG This is their tribute to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.
"We Will Remember Them."
Thank You pic.twitter.com/AnfAebBOA7
Greater Manchester ACF produced a collage showing how Cadets and CFAV’s spent their VE Day 75. Colonel Irvine said “Seeing so many pictures fills me with huge pride.”
Wow, here are more pictures showing how cadets & adults from Greater Manchester ACF spent their #VEDay75— Gtr Manchester ACF (@gmanacf) May 9, 2020
Col Irvine enjoyed looking at the pictures & said' "Seeing so many pictures fills me with huge pride."#KeeptheFlameAlive #VirtualACF
Click below.https://t.co/QSaetgkfbi pic.twitter.com/DBOHKBLdLi
Cadets and CFAV’s from 1st Battalion the Highlanders took part in a 8am doorstep salute.
Cadet Cpl Scott from Surrey Army Cadet Force Corps of Drums played the Last Post. What a brilliant job!
Shropshire ACF History Maker
Cadet Serjeant Cook from Shropshire ACF made history today, as the county’s first ever virtual promotion. Congratulations Cdt Sgt Cook!
Our Ambassador Jordan Wylie was joined by Double Olympic Gold Medallist Alex Gregory for his weekly conversation to chat about adventure and life on the water.
Our Ambassador @mrjordanwylie is joined by double Olympic medallist @AlexGregoryGB as they chat adventure and life on the water! Head over to our Instagram account from 7pm tonight. #VirtualACF #Keeptheflamealive #CadetForceResilience pic.twitter.com/B7uoG9j9lK— Army Cadets UK (@ArmyCadetsUK) May 14, 2020
Time to Dance
To mark the occasion, Dorset Army Cadet Force performed a 1940s dance, the Charleston Stroll to bring back the old war time spirit and to keep the flame alive.
Keep sharing everything you have been up to at home across our Social Media channels using #VirtualACF #Keeptheflamealive #CadetForceResilience