Training UK’s Teenage Cadets for Combat

VICE with another documentary:

The Army Cadet Force has over 46,000 cadets from the ages of 12 to 18, training in 1700 detachments all over the country. The super low-cost club evenings and training camps equip teenagers with discipline and skills in anything from orienteering and military knowledge to weaponry, first aid, and sports.

Training-UK-Cadets-For-CombatNote, I have no witty comments about this documentary¬†because I am waiting until tomorrow to watch it. ¬†Right now I only have one thing to say…. “ooooooh dat camouflage pattern”.

If I shouldn’t waste my time, please let me know in the comments.

Thoughts?

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JohnnyIShootStuff January 7, 2015 at 02:19 am

It’s like a cheaper boy scouts with better guns. Two thumbs up.

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Frank January 9, 2015 at 02:03 pm
gunner self January 7, 2015 at 03:40 am

most cadets are either chavs or walts. I should know, I was one.

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ENDO-Mike January 7, 2015 at 09:48 am

Haha I know what a chav is but what’s a Walt? Google is only coming up with breaking bad and Walt Disney references.

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Quasimofo January 7, 2015 at 10:30 am

I think it’s a Walter Mitty reference.

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ENDO-Mike January 7, 2015 at 12:02 pm

ah ok, I haven’t seen that movie yet

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john January 15, 2015 at 03:00 am

a walt is someone who pretends to be a soldier, but has no idea what a service number is when questioned.

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Andy Wolf January 7, 2015 at 07:24 am

When I lived in the UK, I was the only American in the Cadets as far as anyone knew. I was forced to wear BDUs vs the DPM everyone else wore, but I loved it.

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GGUSMC January 7, 2015 at 10:55 am

This is freaking brilliant. Much better than the damn boy scouts. I am a former Marine and I have also been a boy scout leader, this is by far superior to the boy scouts. I have always felt that the scouts should be much more military centered.

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ZBalentine January 7, 2015 at 01:34 pm

This doesn’t fill the same roll for them, as the Scouting program fills for kids in the US. This program is more akin to ROTC, JROTC.

The BSA would do itself a diservice if it were to become more militant.

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AJ187 January 7, 2015 at 03:06 pm

Says you…

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