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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 58637, tabled on 11 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Community Cadet Forces centres have closed from 2015 to date.

Answered on

18 June 2020

From 2015 to date, 125 community cadet units within the United Kingdom have closed across all Ministry of Defence sponsored cadet forces. Units close for a variety of reasons including insufficient numbers of adult volunteers and health and safety issues relating to buildings used. In some cases, two separate units may close and merge to form a single, larger unit which can allow cadets to participate in a greater range of activities.

During the same period, 64 new cadet units have opened in the community; there are approximately 3,000 such units in total.