Merseyside ACF have recently completed a project to install a state of the art computer suite at their cadet training centre at Altcar Training Camp. The facility allows for twelve students and one instructor to interact using all the latest IT platforms in a first class collaborative learning environment.
It will be a game changer for many cadets and adults alike that do not have routine access to IT and it will enable a very smart way forward to deliver elements of the ACF Army Proficiency Certificate along with BTEC and CVQO teaching. This will also bridge an existing gap for a number of vulnerable cadets and adult instructors post COVID challenges.
A big thank you to the following funders: North West Army Cadet Trust Fund (NWACF). The Macclesfield Drill Hall Trust Fund (MDH). Merseyside Army Cadet Force Non-Public Fund. NW RFCA Grant-in-Aid funding.
The County have started the New Year off with a series of announcements being shared across their social media platforms. Despite it only being mid-January, already, the County has seen 5 Cadet Force Adult Volunteers being appointed into new roles.
At County HQ level, Major Iain Tyrer has taken up the role of County Training Officer – Cadets and at Company level, there have been two new OCs’ (Officer Commanding) appointed, Captain Jennifer Richardson will now command 4 Company and Captain Peter Taylor-Rudd will Command 1 Company (both of whom started their Cadet careers as Merseyside ACF Cadets).
Added to this, Sergeant Major Instructors’ Gillison and Herbert, have been named as the new Company Sergeant Major Instructors (CSMIs) of 3 and 4 Company respectively.
All in all, as a County we our proud at how quickly and enthusiastically our CFAV’s and Cadets have adapted and responded to deliver and learn virtually and as 2021 continues the planning and scheduling behind the scenes will continue, as always, to endeavour that the County delivers best the Cadet experience to all our Cadets.