Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Cadets: The Impact of War on the Cadet Movement (Paperback)
  • Cadets: The Impact of War on the Cadet Movement (Paperback)
zoom

Cadets: The Impact of War on the Cadet Movement (Paperback)

(author)
£14.95
Paperback 212 Pages / Published: 01/05/2001
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
This is the only comprehensive study of the Cadet Movement. It is a military and social history of the Junior Training Corps (the forerunner of the Combined Cadet Force), the Sea Cadet Corps, the Army Cadet Force and the Air Training Corps. Today's Army and Air Cadet Organisations were founded in response to the threat of war. Indeed, the history of the Cadet Movement from the threat of invasion in 1860 to the end of the Second World War is inextricably bound up with war. The army cadets were officially recognised when they became part of the Volunteers Movement - forerunner of the T.A. By 1910, the Navy League had amalgamated the sea cadet units to form a national organisation. Many boys joined the cadets as a response to the Boer War, and army cadets went to war in South Africa. In 1914 cadet training was geared to preparing boys for full-time military training in the Services and for combat. In the 1930s Britain once again prepared for war and thousands of youths responded to the country's needs by joining the cadets. The Second World War saw the inauguration of the Air Cadets. Surprisingly, many cadets units participated in the direct defence of the country. The Cadet Movement had two aims: the production of responsible citizens and the preparation of cadets for the defence of the country. This book demonstrates that the Cadet Movement was much more than just another uniformed youth organisation. The cadets, their volunteer officers and instructors responded to the needs of the country even - especially -in times of war.

Publisher: Jade Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781900734035
Number of pages: 212
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm

You may also be interested in...

Empires of the Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Rifles
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Until Tuesday
Added to basket
The Boys of '67
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
National Service
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Chief
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Jack Tar
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Warriors
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Highlander
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Peninsular War
Added to basket
The Junior Officers' Reading Club
Added to basket
Dusty Warriors
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.