What's been going on?

What's been going on?

10 April 2020

  • National

Sally’s Tuesday “Takeover”

Hot on the heels of fellow Ambassador Jordan Wylie and Phil Campion the Champion, Sally Orange took over the Army Cadets Instagram feed with a live Q&A session on Tuesday. Viewers had the chance to ask questions and Sally (who was also celebrating her Birthday – watch out for two special gatecrashers) was able to share tips on how we can occupy ourselves and cope during lockdown.

Chris Bavin – How to grow your own fruit and veg teaser and full video

We’re delighted that TV presenter and author Chris Bavin (Eat Well for Less, Britain’s Best Home Cook), is helping to get us all planting our fruit and veg seeds. In his first film made especially for the Army Cadets, he talks about what equipment you need and how you go about planting your first seeds. He also explains that you don’t need to have a big garden or even outside space, to grow some edible delights. You can watch Chris’s film here.


We’re loving the way our Cadets and CFAV’s have adapted to the virtual world. There are so many to show them all, but here’s a great one from 1 Highlanders Battalion doing sharing kit inspection photos.

Cadet Christopher Johnson talking to Lorraine on Good Morning Britain

We’re never short of inspirational Cadets or CFAV’s, but one Cadet has been doing his bit to help our frontline NHS workers. Cadet Christopher Johnson from Normandy Company in Cheshire, decided he wanted to be productive with his time and help others, including his aunt Joanne; a Senior Nurse at Preston Hospital and also a CFAV. So he’s been using his 3D printer to produce face shields for NHS staff. So impressed with Christopher’s selfless act, National Honorary Colonel Lorraine Kelly invited him and his aunt onto her show to chat about it (via SKYPE). You can check out the interview here.

Special Message for Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF

The Commandant of Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF shared a special message from Levison Wood to all the Cadets and CFAVs.

Keep sharing everything you have been up to at home across our Social Media channels using #VirtualACF #Keeptheflamealive #CadetForceResilience