The Volunteer Cadet Corps has recently appointed its first ever Chief Cadet.
We are delighted to be joined by Ant Middleton, former Royal Marines Commando and now TV adventurer. Ant’s role as Chief Cadet will be inspire the members of our Cadet Corps, mentor our cadets and help raise our organisation’s profile. “What a privilege and honour to be appointed Chief Cadet in the VCC. I absolutely thrive on mentoring our future generation” said Ant as he was presented his certificate of appointment by Commander VCC, Lt Col Terry Wing.
Born in Portsmouth, the home of the VCC, Ant joined the army in 1997 at the age of 16 and served tours of duty in Northern Ireland in 1999 and North Macedonia in 2001. After leaving the army he later joined the Royal Marines where he passed out of his commando course winning the King’s Badge. In 2007, he did his first tour in Afghanistan and in 2008 joined the Special Boat Service.
Ant is the Chief Instructor on SAS: Who Dares Wins, a reality quasi-military training television programme, and he also starred in Mutiny, an adventure/reality crossover show where he was the boat captain alongside eight volunteering participants. The show was a re-enactment of the infamous Mutiny on the Bounty and Ant described the experience as “… mentally speaking, the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”
We look forward to seeing Ant get stuck in with cadet activities so follow him and us on social media for the latest updates.