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We accept applications for new cadets from anyone under the age of 16 (inclusive).  You don’t have to wait until your child is 9 years old to apply as we have many younger children on our waiting list ready to be called forward for the next available recruit intake after their 9th birthday.


Our joining fee is just £90 (payable on induction night or within the first four weeks, bursaries available - please contact unit for details).

Our membership fee (or subs) is just £120 per year, which can be paid in one instalment or monthly by standing order (£10 per month).

The joining fee covers the initial administration of signing up a child, all recruit training and activities, identification passes and a contribution to the supply of uniform. The joining fee also covers the cost of the very first training weekend which includes all transport, food and accommodation.


Cadets must attend this weekend to enable them to Pass Out on their final parade from recruit training.

Our membership fee is effectively just £10 per month and compares favourably with other youth organisations. Other fees may be charged for some events (for example, annual summer camp) although we do our best to keep these to a minimum.

Further information

Please contact your nearest VCC unit for further information or to arrange a visit to your local unit to find out more, particularly details about Recruit Induction dates and please fill out the application form below.


Apply to Join

Fill out the online form below to assist us in evaluating your suitability for joining the VCC. Our dedicated team will promptly contact you to arrange a visit and interview pertaining to the specific units you've indicated interest in. This interaction will also include providing you with additional information about the VCC.

Applications must be made by Parents or Guardians.

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