Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
for North of England

A Message from the Chairman

26 Mar 2020

Cadet Apprenticeship Pathway (CAP)

09 Sep 2019

Cadet Apprenticeship Pathway (CAP) Apprenticeship opportunities and advice are available with the Cadet Apprenticeship Pathway scheme. Engage in some fantastic E-Learning on Skills, CVs and Interviews, and be better prepared for your next step – whatever that might be! Support is available across all three Cadet Services. For more information go to

CWO Barker, 111 (Sunderland) Sqn RAF AC finishes 3 week internship with Komatsu UK.

05 Sep 2019

Cadets Wow Veterans with Musical Display

16 Aug 2019

On Wednesday 7th August, cadets from the Durham ACF Band & Bugles wowed an audience of veterans and families at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and a very special guest! This is the first Army Cadet Band to perform at the historic setting in almost 30 years.

Army Cadet Named as Young Hero

15 Aug 2019

Concert by RAF Band Cranwell

17 Jan 2019

Ministry of Defence recognises support to Defence.

02 Oct 2018

The Ministry of Defence will honour employers for their support to Defence.

Plain Sailing for Stanley Army Cadet Marc Hague

02 Aug 2018

Durham Army Cadet Sergeant Marc Hague, 17 from Sheild Row, Stanley has embarked on a voyage of remembrance, adventure and personal development to mark a century-old anniversary. In the splendour of Tower Bridge and the River Thames, Marc boarded the Tall Ship Lord Nelson and has set sail from London to Edinburgh on a ten-day voyage.

From Pride to Paris for Durham Army Cadet Musicians

02 Aug 2018

Last weekend over 35 young army cadet musicians between the ages of 12-18 performed at two high profile events from Newcastle to Paris. The Band & Bugles of Durham Army Cadet Force (DACF) is nationally recognised for the standard of performing at military and public events through the UK and Europe. The young musicians have played in Malta, Windsor Castle, Wembley Stadium, Durham Cathedral and Alnwick Castle in the presence Her Majesty the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, and many more over the years and most recently can add Northern Pride and Disneyland Paris to the list.

Durham/Northumberland Wing Air Cadets Win The Brims Cup

30 Jul 2018

Congratulations to Durham/Northumberland Wing Air Cadets Team winners of The Brims Cup at the NE RFCA Cadet Relay Triathlon event held on Sunday 15 July 2018 at Hummersknott Academy, Darlington. The winning team was (l to r) Lara Greggs, 607 (Wearmouth) Sqn, Lucy Tickell, 1509 (Blaydon) Sqn, Matthew Knott, 2344 (Longbenton) Sqn and Fl Lt Michael Scott, 234 (City of Durham) Sqn. Overall, six teams competed in the event, and everyone agreed that it had been a great competition and a great day out.