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.

"It's not only supporting the veterans, but providing the support network that the veteran relies on"

MCVC of Rotherham
MCVC's story

“At South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue we recognise the invaluable contribution members of the Armed Forces Community make."

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue's story
Woman in army cadet uniform smiling at the camera

"I have an immense sense of pride in being in the ACF and being one of it's cadet volunteers."

Vicki Brooks, cadet volunteer, Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF
Read Vicki's story

"It's an awful lot of fun to experience things like gorge walking or mountain biking in the same way cadets are challenged."

Elaine Stephens, contingent commander, Manor Church of England CCF
Read Elaine's story

"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

Inspire the next generation

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