Cadet Corp Act
CADET CORPS ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title
3. Establishment and membership of Cadet Corps
4. Appointment of Officers
CADET CORPS ACT
(Acts 11 of 1958, 8 of 1987 and 9 of 2011)
[19 March 1958]
1. This Act may be cited as the Cadet Corps Act.
2. In this Act the expression “local forces” means any locally established Regular or Volunteer Force, including the Police Service. (Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
Establishment and membership of Cadet Corps
3. (a) The Governor may authorise the establishment of school cadet corps and may authorise such corps or any portion thereof to be attached to any established local forces for the purpose of any special training.
(b) All boys and girls over the age of twelve years who are attending school shall be eligible to be members of school cadet corps.
(Amended by Act 8 of 1987)
Appointment of Officers
4. The Governor shall appoint the officers of cadet corps with such rank as he shall think necessary.
5. The Governor acting on the advice of Cabinet may make regulations governing the formation, organization and administration of school cadet corps. (Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
CADET CORPS REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
2. Headmaster to make application
3. Authorisation to be published
4. No power of command over local forces
6. Upkeep of Uniforms and Instruments
9. Responsibility of Commanding Officer
CADET CORPS REGULATIONS – SECTION 5
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Cadet Corps Regulations.
Headmaster to make application
2. (1) The headmaster of a school desiring to obtain the authority of the
Governor for the formation of boys into a school cadet corps must make an
application in writing.
(2) Such application will contain information as to the following points—
(a) the title which the Cadet Corps wishes to adopt;
(b) whether the Cadet Corps wishes to be affiliated to the Local Forces;
(c) any point which might bear upon the question of granting authority for the formation of the Cadet Corps.
Authorisation to be published
3. (1) If the Governor is satisfied that an efficient Cadet Corps will be organized
at the school he may authorise the formation thereof. Notice of the authorisation shall
be published in the Gazette.
(2) Such authorisation may be withdrawn by the Governor at any time.
No power of command over local forces
4. Cadet officers and non-commissioned officers shall have no powers of
command over non-commissioned officers and men of the Regular or Local Forces.
5. The dress of all cadet non-commissioned officers and privates shall be as
Khaki shirts, khaki shorts, khaki hoses, khaki short puttees, black ankle boots,
khaki felt hats.
This shall be subject to change as may from time to time be deemed fit.
Upkeep of Uniforms and Instruments
6. A sum of money may be voted annually by the Government for the purchase
and upkeep of uniforms and band instruments. Such uniforms and instruments are the
property of the Government and must be returned to the Officer Commanding the
Corps on cessation of membership.
7. The following syllabus of training will be carried out annually—
(a) all cadets must attend every parade and training period, except when incapacitated through illness, when a Medical Certificate shall be
(b) these parades and training periods will be held once a week in every term and shall consist of—
Squad drill with and without arms,
Section and platoon drill,
Miniature rifle practice.
(c) there shall be a camp held annually for a period of not more than one week during the Midsummer holidays.
8. The Cadet Corps will be inspected twice in each year by an Officer detailed by
the Governor. On the result of such inspection it will be decided whether a unit fulfils
the conditions necessary for continuation of official recognition.
Responsibility of Commanding Officer
9. The Officer Commanding the Cadet Corps will be responsible to the Governor
(a) the compliance by the Corps with the conditions laid down in these Regulations;
(b) keeping a roll showing the strength of the unit, the age of each cadet, and a record of each cadet’s attendances at instructional parades.