The annual ACCT UK Excellence Awards were presented by our Guest of Honour, Colonel Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam MBE Honorary Colonel Army Cadets Medical Support Organisation, on the 16th of June at the Carpenters’ Hall.
It was a heart-warming, celebratory event and a great day for the recipients and their families, recognising the wonderful achievements of Army Cadet Force (ACF) cadets and adult volunteers in 2022. We are proud of them and grateful to our donors BAE Systems and Ammo & Co, for supporting the awards.
We are also proud of the ACF, because the awards show, yet again, that the ACF plays such an important role in nurturing the development of young people across the UK.
ACCT UK established the awards to recognise achievement of cadets and adult volunteers in the core non-military aspects of the ACF’s training syllabus which form the wider Cadet Experience. We want these inspiring stories to be heard to encourage the ACF community to keep delivering them and to show society that the ACF is a brilliant organisation for driving positive change.
Those activities are the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, First Aid, Music, Sport and Community Service. We recognise these achievements because the activities develop those skills and qualities that young people need when they go out into life, self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, resilience and so on, and as importantly they add breadth to the training syllabus and give cadets nationally recognised qualifications.