Cadet forces scheme: £10.85m to encourage young people to join

17/07/2012

Scheme coinciding with Armed Forces Day aims to create 100 new cadet units in English state schools

Secondary state schools across England have been invited to take part in a £10.85m scheme launched to coincide with Armed Forces Day to encourage young people to join the Cadet Forces.

Championed by both the Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the aim is to create 100 new cadet units based in English state funded schools by 2015 to help teach teamwork, discipline and essential life skills. Currently there are 324 cadet units in state schools across England.