Cadets in Beverley are enjoying the benefits of a sparkling new cadet centre thanks to a £250,000 project by the RFCA.
Army cadets have already begun training at the new centre at Wolfe Armoury with air cadets due to start by the end of the year.
Pictured is Army Cadet Force Adult Volunteer Sergeant Hannah Cook with four of her unit as they celebrate the completion of the joint cadet force whose development has been overseen by the RFCA’s in-house surveyors during the past year.
“We love being here,” said Hannah.
“Now that we’re settling back into face-to-face training, it feels like we’re beginning a new chapter for the unit and it’s an exciting time.”
“It makes such a difference to the whole cadet experience to have a purpose-built base like this,” said Andy Collings, executive officer for Central and East Yorkshire Wing of the Royal Air Force Cadets whose 399 (Beverley) Squadron is based at the centre.
“The army and air cadets share the drill hall and catering facilities but we each have our own classroom facilities equipped with web-connected smart boards. It has transformed the sort of teaching we are able to offer our young people and is a huge improvement on what we had before.”
Benefits to our cadets
The RFCA manages more than 600 buildings across Yorkshire and the Humber on behalf of the reserve and cadet forces.
“Our goal is to provide brilliant places for our cadets and reserves to work and train,” said head of estates Ian Hardbattle.
“It’s hugely satisfying to seeing our new developments being put to good use and to see the real benefits they bring to our reserve and cadet forces.”