Medal Presentation Set featuring an engraved Cadet Forces full-size medal and a miniature Commemorative medal together with a matching ribbon brooch bar presented in a personalised presentation case at a saving of £23.50 over individual prices.
Full-size medal £49.50
Engraving Full-size medal £12.50
Miniature Medal £16.50
Ribbon Brooch Bar £5.50
Personalised Presentation Case £14.50
Total Cost Individual Items £98.50
The Medal Set Shown above £75.00 with a SAVING of £23.50
The first Cadet Corps was formed at Rossall School in 1860. It was raised as an army contingent to help the country’s defence numbers following heavy losses in the Crimean War and with the purpose of protecting Britain in the event of an attack from overseas.
Many ex-cadets went on to fight with distinction in the two World Wars and from 1939 provided invaluable and essential support to the Home Guard and the war effort. Today’s four Cadet Forces, supported and sponsored by the Ministry of Defence are voluntary youth organisations, using the ethos of the Armed Forces to provide young people with the opportunity to develop and test themselves for their role in the community with many cadets becoming the next generation of the Armed Forces.
The full-size medal is available to those who served or are presently serving in the Cadet Forces, their next of kin or direct descendants. In addition, eligibility includes the Adult Volunteers and Civilian Instructors on which the Cadet Forces depend. Former members of the Woman’s Junior Air Corps (WJAC later Girls Venture Corps – GVC, no Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets GVCAC), Girls training Corps (later GVC now GVCAC) and Girls Nautical Training Corps (now SCC) are also eligible to apply.