Sometimes we see the use of the name 'cadet' being used and it conjures up a variety of different thoughts in people's minds. The Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force, a youth development organisation of over one hundred years most often comes to mind in Trinidad and Tobago. We love that you always think of … Continue reading What Do You Mean When You Say ‘Cadet’?
Today is the anniversary of the Cabinet approval of the current structure of the TTCF. According to Capt. Grantley Dick, Cadet Force Officer: Through Minute #830 of April 8th 2010 Piloted by Martin Joseph (deceased), Cabinet gave effect to the reorganisation of the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force to facilitate its expansion from the unit-type … Continue reading Seven Years in Battalion Structure
The Cadet Force is not usually known for its cooks, bakers and stewards, but through the 'Messing Department', it has been in the business of training young people in the culinary arts for twenty-five odd years. On Saturday the 'Messing Department' held a parade to recognise the completion of recruit training for its newest members. These … Continue reading Cadet Cooks Graduate from Recruit Training
A parade means so much to me. It was at a parade that I knew that I wanted to be a cadet. Cadets were the youngest uniformed group that carried arms on parades. I was a starry-eyed lad, just nine years old, in the company of my mother watching an Independence Day parade at Chancery … Continue reading A Unique Love Affair
His Excellency the President approved the promotion and commissioning of 99 adult officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force. This incidentally is the largest single distribution of promotions of adults within the Cadet Force’s 106-year history. Commissioned Officers within the Cadet Force receive a special Commission from His Excellency the President, in keeping with … Continue reading Ninety-Nine Officers Promoted/Appointed to Commissioned Ranks
In an unprecedented move, the Cadet RSM has just been appointed the Battalion Commander of the experimental 8th Battalion. The new Battalion will be known as the Cadet Battalion, as adults will not be permitted to participate in any of its events. YOU DIDN'T FALL FOR THIS ONE, DID YOU?
On Saturday 25th March 2017 the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force welcomed thirty-seven (37) girls to its ranks at at ASJA Girls' College (Charlieville), marking its first all-female unit at an Islamic girl school. At the same time, twenty-six boys of the neighboring ASJA Boys' College (Charlieville) were also welcomed into the TTCF. The thirty-seven … Continue reading Cadet Force Welcomes First Islamic Female-Only Unit
Eleven cadets recently completed a Naval Cadet Instructors' Course hosted by the Maritime Operations and Training Department (MOTD) of the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force. The course's goal was to qualify Able Rates in the art of teaching specific subject areas within the naval cadet training syllabus. Commencing in September 2016, the course was instructed by Training … Continue reading Naval Cadets Complete Instructors’ Course
Through the participation of the Cariapichaima Secondary School Unit and the Chaguanas South Secondary School (both 2TTCF) the Cadet Force led the "300 Men March" in Chaguanas on Saturday. Hosted by The Single Fathers' Association in conjunction with H.O.M.B.R.E., and seeing participation by His Worship Alderman Gopaul Boodan, the Mayor of Chaguanas the Senior Superintendent … Continue reading Cadet Force Participates in “300 Men March Against Violence”