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Welcome to No3. Cinque Ports Platoon
No3 Hastings Army Cadet Force parade twice a week at the TA Centre on Cinque Ports Way, St Leonards on Sea.
We welcome new recruits at any time. Please see the "How to Join" section of this web site.
Hastings Platoon is part of A Company which covers most of East Sussex and has its headquarters in Eastbourne.
There are 27 detachments in Sussex ACF, ranging from Thorney Island to Crawley to Eastbourne. See the detachments link for a full list.
Most detachments parade two evenings a week with company weekends most months, a two week annual camp in the summer and a wide range of other activities running throughout the year.
What is the ACF?
The Army Cadet Force is one of the country's leading voluntary youth organisations.
Not part of the Army, as many think, it is partly funded by the Ministry of Defence. It's current strength nationally is a staggering 40,000 and in Sussex that figure stands at around 850 cadets.
Membership is open to young men and women between the ages of 12 and 18 who all have one major thing in common ... the quest for action and adventure.
Members of the Army Cadet Force wear uniform and hold military ranks and it has a training syllabus based upon the proven morale-building techniques and activities of the military way of life.
Army Cadet Force Charter
The ACF is a National Voluntary Youth Organisation. It is sponsored by the Army and provides challenging military, adventurous and community activities.
Its aim is to inspire young people to achieve success in life with a spirit of service to the Queen, their country and their local community and to develop in them the qualities of a good citizen.
The Aim is achieved by:
a. Providing progressive cadet training, often of a challenging and exciting nature to foster confidence, self-reliance, initiative, loyalty and a sense of service to other people.
b. Encouraging the development of personal powers of practical leadership and the ability to work successfully as a member of a team.
c. Stimulating an interest in the Army, its achievements, skills and values.
d. Advising and preparing those considering a career in the Services or with the Reserve Forces
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