Youth Engagement

Young people are actively involved with the HAC via our Cadet units run by the Regiment, the Special Constabulary and in affiliated schools. In all cases, they offer challenging and enjoyable activities and prepare young people to play an active part in the community while developing valuable life skills.

Activities enjoyed by cadets include:

  • First Aid courses
  • training camps
  • cross-country expeditions
  • firing drills
  • navigation skills
  • water sports
  • field crafts
  • weapons handling
  • leadership development
  • teamwork
  • parades and awards evenings

Cadets are also able to earn various awards to support personal statements.

Members of the two HAC-badged CCF contingents and the Police Cadets are also actively engaged with the HAC Active Unit's ceremonial and public duties, including:

  • parading at the Lord Mayor's Show
  • running information stands at the annual HAC Open Evening
  • attending Remembrance services

Further Details

You can read about the history of the HAC cadets on our Who We Are: Cadets page. Details of how you or your child can join our contingents are available under Joining the HAC.

 

Cadets learning to kayak and canoe
Cadet receives an award