Volunteer stories

They've each had different journeys to becoming cadet force adult volunteers. But here they explain their motivations and what they see as the rewards of the role.

"Since I joined I have seen the real difference that being an air cadet makes to young people in my community."

William Ainsley, consultant at Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation NHS Trust
Read William's story
Sea cadet commanding officer in uniform

“I benefitted so much from being in the cadets as a young person that it’s good to be able to pass the opportunities on."

Michelle Blackburn, officer commanding, Harrogate Sea Cadets
Read Michelle's story

“There is nothing like watching the progress the cadets make during their time with us."

Clare Crebbin, officer commanding, 58 (Harrogate) Squadron
Read Clare's story

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