‘There is more to the army cadets than the military’ tells members of the Norfolk Army Cadet Force

Diss Troop is one of 25 detachments in the Norfolk Army Cadet Force. Photo: Emily Prince

Diss Troop is one of 25 detachments in the Norfolk Army Cadet Force. Photo: Emily Prince - Credit: Archant

Skydiving, first aid and Duke of Edinburgh awards are just some of the things the Norfolk army cadets get to do.

Norfolk Army Cadet Force (ACF) has 25 detachments in the county cadets have been skydiving, completed Duke of Edinburgh awards in bronze, silver and gold standard and received civilian qualifications in first aid - all while meeting friends and growing in confidence.

Cadet Cpl Nathan Pearce, 15, has been at going to the Diss detachment for almost 3 years.

'It's taught me so much,' he said. 'How to be a leader, how to be confident and make great friends. There is more to the army cadets than the military.'

Cadets taking part in rifle drill. Photo:Emily Prince

Cadets taking part in rifle drill. Photo:Emily Prince - Credit: Archant

17-year-old Sem Zaal also risen to the rank of Cpl has been skydiving with the cadets twice and thinks it is the best thing he has done in his entire life.


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Cadet Wiktoria Gramza, 13, said: 'Cadets has taught me how to help people with first aid.'

For more information visit www.armycadets.com/county/norfolk-acf/

Diss detachments Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO's) Cpl Ben Pearce, Cpl Nathan Pearce, Cpl Sem

Diss detachments Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO's) Cpl Ben Pearce, Cpl Nathan Pearce, Cpl Sem Zaal, L/cpl John Burnett and Cpl Callum Nunn. Photo: Emily Prince - Credit: Archant

Staff Sergeant Peter Frewin was a cadet for seven years before being detachment commander two years

Staff Sergeant Peter Frewin was a cadet for seven years before being detachment commander two years ago. Photo: Emily Prince - Credit: Archant

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