Monday 11th May marked the Decision Point from Deputy Commander Cadets on whether or not to proceed to plan and then conduct the annual Summer camp programme for the Army Cadets. This was aligned to the Prime Minister's announcement on Sunday 10th May.
As you will have seen in the media reporting, Deputy Commander Cadets has decided that the Summer camp programme (CCF(A) and ACF) will unfortunatly not go ahead this year.
This fundamentally changes the way in which our Cadet Forces will resume training from one of a centrally co-ordinated period of activity to a decentralised and distributed model which will allow counties and schools to move at their own pace, based on local circumstances, capacity and parental and CFAV appetite. To that end, and as the situation becomes clearer, the period between now (13th May) and the 31st August provides the opportunity for counties and schools to develop their specific and individual 'concepts for recovery' without the requirement to plan for a Summer camp.
It is hoped that this decision will take the pressure off our CFAVs at a time of significant uncertainty for many and allow a more considered and graduated emergence from Covid-19 restrictions which matched local conditions and factors. HQ Regional Command Cadets Branch will aim to support and enable this process as it develops, and we will retain the wellbeing and safety of our cadets, CFAVs and their families at the forefront of our thinking.
Suspension of Cadet Activity
Further to the Prime Minister's announcement on Sunday 10 May all face-to-face Army Cadet activities (including either cadets or CFAVs, CTT support to CCF contingents, detachment evenings, residential weekends and camps, visits, sports, music, DofE and AT) are suspended until further notice.
The situation is constantly changing and we continue to review direction issued by Government and the MOD. We will keep you updated when the situation changes, but for the moment no face-to-face training is taking place.
For any further updates on ACF news please visit their dedicated website here: https://armycadets.com/news-and-events/news/coronavirus-covid-19/
We are planning to share activities for Cadets to do online and at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation. You can keep up to date with all online Cadet activity across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching and using the hashtags #VirtualACF #Keeptheflamealive and #CadetForceResilience