Cadets & Youth
The East Midlands RFCA play a large role in executing the Ministry of Defence’s youth policy across the region. Primarily this is focused on the cadet movement but this also wider links with both the statutory and voluntary youth sectors both regionally, county and local authority levels.
The Ministry of Defence sponsors four Cadet Forces, the Sea Cadets (the MS-SC), the Army Cadet Force (the ACF) and the Air Training Corps (the ATC) and Combined Cadet Force (the CCF) – totally nationally nearly 138,000 young people and 26,500 adult volunteers – in the East Midlands there are approximately 9,000 cadets and 1,300 adult volunteers. To find out more about the Cadet Forces in your area and how you get involved, please visit our Cadets section.
If you are specifically looking to find out more about becoming an adult volunteer in the Sea Cadets then click here, the Army Cadets Forces then please click here and the Air Training Corps click here.
The RFCA works closely with other youth and other voluntary organisations and is a member of the overarching voluntary youth organisation in the Region, East Midlands Voluntary Youth (please paste a link to the EMVY home page here - and is also represented on the Regional Equality and Diversity Partnership. If you represent a voluntary youth organisation in the East Midlands and wish to get in touch with East Midlands RFCA – please use the contact box on the left hand side of this page.
Regional Inter-Service Cadet Committee
East Midlands RFCA also hosts an annual Regional Inter-Service Cadet Committee which bring together the senior volunteer leadership from across the region representing the Combined Cadet Force, Sea Cadet, Army Cadet Force and the Air Training Corps.