Do you have to pay for Army Cadets UK?

There will be costs for attending weekend training camps, annual camps and other activities, but we try to keep these as low as possible. Parade nights in detachments are free, but some detachments may request a small weekly subscription to go towards detachment events and visits.

How much do Army Cadets get paid UK?

The typical The British Army Officer Cadet salary is £14 per hour. Officer Cadet salaries at The British Army can range from £9 – £22 per hour.

Does it cost money to join the cadets?

There is no charge for this, although you may be asked for a returnable deposit. We do not provide boots and you will need to buy a pair for your child when they join. Your local detachment volunteer team will be able to advise on where you can find these.

How do I join the British army cadets?

They will need to be at least aged 12 and in year 8 at school in England and Wales or year 9 in Northern Ireland and Scotland to join the Army Cadets. So, a child aged 12 on 1 September at the start of year 8 at school can apply to join the ACF.

What is the age limit for Army Cadets?

The Army Cadets can offer a lot of exciting opportunities to young people from 12 and 17 years old, but we know that parents and carers will have questions about the Army cadets, what it does and the kind of activities our cadets take part in.

Do you get weekends off in the Army UK?

Most of the time, you’re able to go away at the weekend too if you want – as long as you’re back in time for work on Monday.

Do British soldiers get free travel?

If you are a member of the armed forces, you can travel for free on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail services at any time. However, this only applies when you’re in full uniform, and you show your military ID.

Can cadets go to war?

Many cadets do go on to join the Armed Forces, and we are delighted to welcome them, but there is absolutely no pressure for cadets to follow military careers. The Ministry of Defence accepts that the cadet force organisations add value to the youth of today and for this reason continue to support them wholeheartedly.

What do Army Cadets do UK?

From adventurous training (AT) such as kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling to military-themed activities including shooting, fieldcraft and skill at arms, as well as training in first aid, you’ll get the chance to discover lots of new experiences.

Do army cadet volunteers get paid?

As a volunteer you do not get paid, however depending on the time given, you may be eligible for a Volunteer’s Allowance. You may be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses, such as travelling to a cadet force competition or camp.

What do you do in Army Cadets UK?