Barrow’s local Army Cadets have had another record breaking year in 2018

Barrow's local Army Cadet Force Detachment has doubled in strength over the last 12 months, becoming by far the largest in the County.

Barrow’s local Army Cadets have had another record breaking year in 2018. The all-volunteer unit, which parades at Barrow Army Reserve Centre on Holker Street, has witnessed unprecedented growth over the past 12 months thanks to the leadership of it’s current commander, Lieutenant Alex Hill.

Cadets from Barrow have achieved great successes, including representing the County and the North West of England in military skills, football, shooting and swimming to name but a few. For the second year running it has been crowned the best Army Cadet unit in South Cumbria, and came a close second overall in the County.

All of this has helped transform Barrow Detachment from a small unit of only 15 members in 2016, to an ever increasing force of over 50 keen and enthusiastic 12-18 year olds today, making it by far the largest in the County. These cadets are led by a small but professional team of adult volunteers, and now they need your help!

The Army Cadets are looking for motivated people aged over 18 to join them as Adult Volunteers. Whilst previous military experience can be helpful, everyone is welcome and full training, kit and equipment is provided. All expenses will be paid, and adult volunteers can expect to achieve qualifications in Teaching, Leadership, First Aid, Outdoor activities and much, much more.

If you would like to start a new and exciting hobby, make a real difference in the lives of young people all whilst developing your CV and gaining new qualifications, please make contact today.

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