Army Cadets in Ticknall

Derbyshire Army Cadet Force have re-located their Melbourne Detachment to Ticknall.  Since Thursday 1st September 2016 they parade weekly from 7.30pm in the village hall.

Open Evening

On Thursday 15th September we’re opening our doors to the public in a special event as part of the first national Army Cadets Open Week celebrations. An evening of fun packed free activities beginning 7.30pm. During the evening you can see displays about our activities, talk to our cadets and adult volunteers about what we do, and take part in a range of fun hands-on activities.

What’s on?

  • Pack a bergan (backpack) against the clock
  • Take part in ‘Command Tasks’ designed to test your problem solving and teamwork skills
  • Test your ability to follow orders with ‘foot drill for beginners’
  • Put up a basha (survival shelter)
  • Learn basic camouflage skills
  • Dress up as a cadet
  • Test your skills at first aid
  • Try out cooking with rations

Come along and learn all about us, and find out whether you would make the cut as an Army Cadet or adult volunteer!

For further information about this event please contact Paul Thomas on 07748 332058 or e-mail

For action and adventure, fun and friendship, the Army Cadet Force is hard to beat. With 41,000 cadets (aged 12-18) and 9,500 adults in over 1,600 locations in every corner of the United Kingdom, the ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations. It is also one of the oldest tracing its history back to 1859.

Many young people are missing out on the challenges and adventures that could transform their lives but joining the Army Cadets can change that. We welcome boys and girls (aged over 12 and in at least year eight at school) of all abilities and backgrounds. When they join us we encourage them to learn more, do more and try more. We inspire them to aim high and pursue their goals, no matter what they aim to do in life.

Click here for lots more information on our main page.

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