Army Cadets Launch Cadet150 Anniversary Celebrations

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Army Cadets across the country are supporting today’s launch of Cadet150, a year of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the cadet movement.

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We are delighted to be celebrating 150 years of this fantastic movement. The Cadet Forces offer such great opportunities for thousands of young people across the UK."

Army Cadets across the country are supporting today’s launch of Cadet150, a year of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the cadet movement.

A spokesperson for Army Cadets said: “We are delighted to be celebrating 150 years of this fantastic movement. The Cadet Forces offer such great opportunities for thousands of young people across the UK. We are encouraging people to find out more through Cadet150 – come along and Live the Adventure!”

Her Majesty The Queen is Patron of Cadet150, a programme of over 150 events taking place all over the country throughout 2010 all reflecting the spirit of fun, excitement, adventure and community service at the heart of the cadet movement. Together with His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, she is receiving 26 specially-selected Cadet Ambassadors at Buckingham Palace on 17 February in support of the launch. On 6 July over 1,500 cadets drawn from across the UK will participate in a royal review at the Palace as the year’s central commemorative event.

With origins dating back to 1860, the cadet movement is one of the oldest and most successful voluntary youth organisations in the world. A force to be reckoned with, today it numbers 131,000 young people led by 25,000 adult volunteers in well over 3,000 sites across the country.

Further information about the celebrations in 2010 can be found at Cadet150.

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