Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
for North of England

Wg Cdr Dave Harris steps down.

01 Mar 2021

After an impressive 20-year stint in charge of the region’s Air Cadets, Wing Commander Dave Harris has handed over the reins of Durham / Northumberland Wing.

Cadet Forces Health Check 2019 - MOD Summary

10 Jul 2020

Follow links to the MOD's summary of the Cadet Forces Health Check 2019

ACF Step Change

01 Jul 2020

ACF Step Change HQ Army Cadets launched the ACF Step Change project at the Commandants’ Conference at Sandhurst in January 2019, having identified the need to recognise and promote diversity and inclusion within Army Cadets. This project has developed from the ACF Women 40 project and expanded the scope of that initial project to cover all aspects of diversity and inclusion.

Chief of Staff Army Cadets Message

01 Jul 2020

Overcoming Obstacles - Follow the link

15 Jun 2020

The Band of The Rifles was due to perform a concert in Wharton Park, Durham, on Saturday 13th June marking the occasion they were granted the Freedom of the City of Durham in 2008. Unfortunately the events planned for this weekend to reinforce the links between The Rifles and communities in the North East had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However the band have put together a virtual mini-concert (6 mins 39 secs) to mark the occasion and which you can view via this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D3Ui76H9mn6xvBgHsmXDTIWCYU4S6BgZ/view?usp=drivesdk A great effort by the Band and Bugles of the Durham Army Cadet Force for marking ‘The Rifles North East 2020’ in this way.

Air Cdre Tony Keeling next Commandant RAF Air Cadets.

03 Jun 2020

The Royal Air Force has appointed Air Commodore Tony Keeling as the next Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets. He will take post on Sept 21st.

Queen’s Award for Longbenton Air Cadets

28 May 2020

A group of Air Cadets and their adult volunteers are flying on cloud nine having been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

A message from Cdt Nisbet

22 May 2020

Congratulations LCpl Ewan Baillie, NACF

22 May 2020

RAF Association Message from Group Captain Del Rowlands

22 Apr 2020

Given your prominence out in the shires where I have teams and RAF Association branches, clubs and members, I wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know of the work that RAF Association is undertaking across the UK in support of the RAF family, and to seek both your situational awareness, and support.