Join as a Cadet

Published on 02/07/2016

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.

How to Join

There are just four easy steps to joining the VCC:

  1. Complete the electronic form to express an interest in joining (in full please).
  2. We will acknowledge receipt of the application and pass this onto the Unit who will provide an estimated joining date (depending on vacancies and the applicant’s age).
  3. We will invite the applicant to join by attending a Recruit Induction Night (there are generally two a year in each VCC unit).

It is that simple, so why not sign up now, using the link below and get your name or your child’s name on our waiting list?

Register Interest to Join as a Cadet


Our joining fee is just £90 (payable on induction night or within the first four weeks).

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

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

New recruits can also purchase a VCC, RNVCC or RMVCC tie during their Recruit Induction Night to show their friends the new organisation they have joined.

Our membership fee is effectively just £10/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.

Too Old?

Being over 18 doesn’t mean missing out on all the VCC activities. You can join as an Adult Volunteer and enjoy all the activities while also picking up exactly the kind of teamwork and leadership abilities that employers and universities are looking for.

Further Information

Please contact your nearest VCC unit for further information and details about Recruit Induction dates.