Events and opportunities

National VPC Invited to take part in the Lord Mayors Show

Units Invited to apply for places

LOrd MAyor of London


Saturday the 14th November 2015 will see the 800th anniversary of the Lord Mayor of London’s Show, an annual parade through the streets of the City of London, a vibrant mix of state ceremony, military parade and carnival, attended by half a million people and viewed live on television by millions each year.

This year the National VPC have been invited by their partners, ASDAN, to enter a body of Cadets into the parade to march with the other participants. The theme for this year is “Maritime” and hence we have sought the assistance of Teen Marine, the charity set up by two former Cadet Leaders to enable the enjoyment of the marine environment by young people from deprived areas, proud owners of “The RiB from Gib”, Hot Fuzz, a 9m RiB donated by the Gibraltar Police after being seized. In addition we have sought the attendance of the MPS Corps of Drums from Greenwich VPC for their musical accompaniment.

Forces who are currently using the ASDAN accredited workbooks are invited to nominate Cadets and Staff to take part in this event. Staff and Cadets are expected to make their own way to the event with a meet time of 0900 on the day. At this time the National VPC are unfortunately unable to pay for any travel or accommodation costs.

We have been asked to supply between 30 and 40 Cadets. Each force selected to take part will get at least 5 places, possibly more depending on demand.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact Jon Thompson from the NVPC team at

VPC Invited to take part in St John Ambulance Annual Competition

Invitation extended by St John Ambulance Director of Charitable Initiatives and Training

St John

The VPC have recived an invitation to take part in the annual St John Ambulance competition which is being held this year at SkillZone Tuffley Lane, Tuffley, Gloucester GL4 0DT in Gloucester on Saturday 24 October 2015.

Teams of 4 will be tested on the following topic areas: Asthma;  Bites and stings;  Minor bleeding;  Bleeding and shock;  Bone, muscle and joint injuries;  Burns and scalds;  Choking (adult);  Communication and casualty care;  Coping in an emergency;  Foreign objects;  Poisons;  Chest pains;  Fainting;  Electric shock;  Head injuries

If you would like to take part, please follow this link and complete the form from the page. All forms should be returned to by 09 October 2015.

If you would like further information, please contact

Invite to Isle of Mann Challenge

Units are invited to apply to attend a team challenge taking place in teh Isle of Mann


Ellan Vannin Fuels Outward Bound Challenge
This year the annual Ellan Vannin Fuels Challenge will be run over the weekend of Friday 18th September – Sunday 20 September.

The weekend will compromise of a competition of outward bound activities.   Last year we undertook ten challenges such as the onsite assault course, climbing wall, team building exercises.   There is a reservoir to the rear of the building which the site have boats, Kayaks ect. which we can use.   I was looking to have a first aid comp aswell.

Some photographs of last year’s event taken by the Sea Cadets.!/media/set/?set=a.303295786521346.1073741865.272081976309394& type=1
The only cost to the group will be the travel, and a £20 entrance fee for each team.   I will arrange Transport to and from the site.

The accommodation and food will be provided and we will be camping on site (tents provided).   There is great onsite facilities and onsite sleeping arrangements for those who do not want to “rough” it!

Last year we had 8 teams of 6 persons, however, obviously we can change this to accommodate more numbers.

The Ferry

Foot passenger price will be £33 return per adult and £19 return for under 16’s. (This is a special discounted price). The bookings will all need to be made through Steam Packet Holidays by telephoning 01624 645777 and mentioning “POLICE CADETS”.  

The sailings on the dates discussed are as follows:

Friday 18 September 2015 departing Liverpool at 1115 and from Heysham at 1415
Sunday 20 September 2015 departures to Heysham at 0845 and 1945 with a departure to Liverpool at 1500

We are not holding any allocations on the ferries so space will be subject to availability and early booking is advised

In relation to flying, Flybe and EasyJet Fly to the Island, however, I cannot arrange discount travel for Flying. The idea at the moment would be…   Friday arrive, meet and greet get settled, have open fire in Viking longhouse, some team building events ect..

Saturday completion all day followed by BBQ in the evening.

Sunday preparation for returning home.


To get involved in this event, please contact PC Griffiths direct at

Young Adult Leaders wanted for Georgia trip

Momentum World Opportunity available to 18-26 year olds


The National VPC, through their partners at Momentum World, have spaces available to visit Georgia as part of a programme to develop outdoor and leadership skills. This trip will take place between the 9th and 20th of August and is majority funded through the E> U>  Erasmus+ scheme, meaning that participants will only need to constribute £100 towards the cost of this trip.


This cost includes all flights, transport around Georgia, all trips and excursions.The trip will include numerous activities, some volunteering at an Activity Centre, a number of excursions and a couple of nights stay in the capital city, Tbilisi. There are 22 places available, but they are going fast!


More information is available through our Facebook page at or search VPC International Opportunities. To join this FAcebook Group you must be approved by a Cadet Leader with Admin rights. Contact for details on how to get admin rights.

If you're interested, contact Kieran at with a bit of background about yourself and any skills you can bring to the party.

Take part in the Jimmy Mizen Foundation 21 Campaign

Fundraising event crossing 21 of London's Bridges.

JMF 21

The Jimmy Mizen Foundation are asking for support for this year's 21 Bridges Campaign. This event began in 2013 which would have been Jimmy's 21st Birthday. The sponsored walk takes in 21 miles and 21 bridges across the Thames, but there is also a shorter family friendly route over 7 miles and 10 bridges if you would prefer.

If you would like to participate, please sign up at

There is a small entry fee to cover the administration of the event, amnd participants are asked to raise as much sponsorship as they can for the event, with a target of £150 per person.

    Registration for the full route is between 08:30 and 09:30 at Richmond Rugby FC, and for the family route, between 11:30 and 12:30 at The Duke of Cambridge Pub, Battersea Bridge Road. Both routes finish at Tower Bridge.


Adrian Rabot from Bexley VPC will be participating and is happy to act a a central contact point at

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