Following an incident in Manchester on Saturday 1 November involving a cadet from Manchester Army Cadet Force, please see the following statement from Colonel Mark Underhill, Chief Executive, the North West of England and the Isle of Man Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (NW RFCA):
“On behalf of Manchester Army Cadet Force I am shocked and appalled by the news of an attack on one of our cadets whilst travelling home from a cadet activity in Manchester city centre on Saturday. Whilst not injured, the young cadet is of course shaken, and our thoughts are with the cadet and their family.
“The Army Cadet Force treats the safety of cadets as its top priority. All cadet activities are carefully organised and supervised by qualified staff and adult volunteers. I’m immensely proud of our cadets and adult volunteers, and the time and commitment they give to activities such as the annual Poppy Appeal.
“Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force will continue to take care to ensure they deliver safely the core aim of giving young people in Manchester the best head start in life through adventure and fun.”
Col Mark Underhill
Chief Executive, NW RFCA