Volunteers needed to help Bridlington cadets group

Cadets Jason Thibeault and former cadet Curtis collier
Cadets Jason Thibeault and former cadet Curtis collier

Bridlington’s Army Cadet Force (ACF) is urgently seeking more adult volunteers to support its 25 cadets.

The picture is similar at a number of the 52 cadet detachments throughout Humberside and South Yorkshire, who need more volunteers to continue running activities for over 1,700 cadets across the region.

There are currently six adult volunteers with the Bridlington Army Cadet Force but at least two more are needed to ensure there is cover if nearby units need help.

Cadet Corporal Jason Thibeault, 17, from the Bridlington detachment, said: “I love every minute of being a cadet.

“The ACF is a great place to make new friends, develop new skills and enjoy experiences other people my age rarely get the chance to do. But the whole unit can only exist if we continue to have enough adult volunteers.”

Volunteers will get the chance to take part in exciting military-orientated pursuits from summer camp holidays to white water rafting and rock climbing while in some cases helping steer troubled teenagers in a totally new direction.

Volunteers do not need to have any military experience and can even gain new qualifications that will help them in the workplace.

The Army Cadet Force is a voluntary youth organisation, sponsored by the Army, for boys and girls between the age of 13 and 18, with the aim of developing character building qualities such as good citizenship and leadership.

Adult volunteers must be over the age of 18 and anyone interested in getting involved can find more information at www.rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/rfca/vacancies or by calling 01377 253548 or enquiring at your local detachment.