Armed Forces: Cadets

Scotland Office written question – answered on 16th July 2015.

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Photo of Lord Moonie Lord Moonie Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cadet units are attached to state schools in Scotland.

Photo of Lord Dunlop Lord Dunlop The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The local Army Brigade (51st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland) has established a ‘Linked Detachment Programme’ which aims to extend the cadet experience into State Schools using the Army Cadet Force’s syllabus. Currently, there are 11 training groups in 6 schools totalling nearly 150 pupils. They are based at:

· Govan High School (2 groups totalling 22 pupils);

· Broxburn Academy (3 groups totalling 37 pupils);

· Lasswade High School (2 groups totalling 25 pupils);

· Hawick High School (2 groups totalling 25 pupils);

· Viewforth Academy (1 group of 16 pupils);

· Kirkcaldy High School (1 group of 16 pupils).

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