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Neston Army Cadets - Recruitment Drive Now On

Author: Naomi James Published: 3rd October 2018 11:45

Neston and Parkgate detachment is based at Parksfield, Station Road, Parkgate. 

Sponsored by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence and the British Army, we welcome girls and boys aged 12 years (6 months) - 18 years, the purpose - built detachment in Neston provides a base for a wide variety of exciting activites and skills training. 

The aims of the ACF are to -  

  • Provide progressive cadet training, often of a challenging and exciting nature, to foster confidence, self reliance, initiatve, loyalty and a sense of service to other people;
  • Encourage the development of personal powers of practical leadership and the ability to work succesfully as a member of a team;
  • Stimulate an interest in the Army, its achievements, skills and values;
  • Advise and prepare those considering a career in the services or with the Reserve Forces;
  • And there's one more important thing - it's a lot of fun! 
Where, when and what? 
The detachment meets every Monday and Thursday from 7 to 9.30pm. Cadets can enjoy:

  • Fieldcraft (Living in the field on camps, completing night patrols and doing mock ambushes) 
  • Shooting (Air rifle Training at Neston, and L98A2 Cadet GP rifle on camps)
  • Adventurous Training (Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Archery and more)
  • Duke of Edinburgh (opportunities to succeed at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels)
  • Sports (athletics, cross country, swimming, football, rugby, hockey, tug - of - war and more) 
  • Training & Education (BTECs, First Aid and Leadership Training) 
  • Parade & Drill (promoting the benefits of discipline, organisation and teamwork) 
Naturally shooting and fieldcraft are popular amongst the cadets, and at Neston we have our own air rifle range, and access to a large field with wooded land, to put your learnt skills to the test! The detachment also prides itself in looking smart with drill and turnout for rememberance parades. 
Neston's Detachment particularly benefits from its location, which allows for frequent camps and training excursions to such places as Altcar, Fox Barracks (Chester), and a 2 week summer annual camps, further afield to places such as Scotland, Yorkshire & Wales. This is where cadets can take part in various competitions against other detachments. 
If you would like more details about the Army Cadets, there are several options open to you: 
Visit the national website here  - it will give you plent of information about what is involved, the benefits of being a cadet, and how to join.  
Don't be shy about taking that first step - it may be the best thing you've ever done. Go for it! 
Neston & Parkgate Detachment
Station Road
CH64 6QJ



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