Join The BFBS #CadetTakeover

Your cadet unit could win £500 worth of kit thanks to The Cadet Kit Shop by joining The BFBS Cadet Takeover!

We’re challenging cadet members and units worldwide to film and submit videos that capture cadet activities.

Entries are open now till Friday 1st September 2017.The winning video will be chosen by the BFBS judges. 

So…What are you waiting for…Get filming!

#cadettakeover prizes
#cadettakeover prizes


You don’t need lots of technology… just imagination and great stories! BFBS is looking for short, 10-60 second videos.

Examples could include parades, cadet tutorials / ‘How To’ guides- such as how to fix a beret/shine shoes etc or footage of weekly activities and excursions.

‘The BFBS Cadet Takeover’ aims to raise the profile of local units, cadet members, illustrate the benefits of being part of a cadet force and foster inter unit competition. This also brings ownership of a key part of our radio and digital content, whilst at the same time developing the digital skills of young people.

Tips for cadets shooting videos:

  1. Put your phone on aeroplane mode.
  2. Shoot horizontally with the home button on the right
  3. Don’t zoom, move closer
  4. Hold your phone with two hands to steady yourself - and try to keep the camera as still as possible
  5. Once you've started recording, leave a small pause before starting the action you're filming

About us: Forces Radio BFBS connects forces communities worldwide, championing the work of the British Armed Forces. We broadcast in the UK on DAB radio, on FM in UK based forces stations and overseas where the British Forces serve.

How to send your video:

1. Go to 2. Click on 'add your files' and upload your video 3. In the 'email to' box, type 4. When your file has finished uploading, Click on 'transfer'


Local unit cadet officers (member of school staff responsible at CCF), must review and approve videos prior to sending.


BFBS will publish a selection of the videos sent, through our digital channels.

These will be published with the #CadetTakeover hashtag on BFBS’s website and social media channels BFBS Radio Facebook, BFBS Twitter.

BFBS retains editorial control of content. The BFBS social media and websites are public. The radio station may also use audio from the videos for the promotion of the Cadet Takeover on radio programmes in the UK and overseas.


Before participation in The BFBS Cadet Takeover, you will need to provide your contact details at the end of this form. By completing this form you are confirming you have/will have gained parental consent for each cadets’ contribution.

Parental Consent:

Parental consent forms are available here: BFBS Radio Cadet Parental Consent Form You must obtain the parental consent for children under 18 years of age. This applies for all cadets’ contribution. It is the units’ responsibility to file all parental consent forms locally.


If your cadet unit would like to be a part of ‘The BFBS Cadet Takeover’, reply by email with your unit leader consent form to

Other opportunities:

You can also nominate a ‘Cadet of Week’ for the programme Access All Areas, Sundays 10-1pm. Email:

Contact details:

Email: Telephone: Tim Humphries on 02037504147  Address: BFBS Radio. Chalfont Grove, Narcot Lane, Chalfont St Peter, SL9 8TN

The BFBS Cadet Takeover competition: Supplementary Rules:

Closing Date:

The competition is open at present till Friday 1st September 2017.


The prize will consist of the ‘Future Cadet Field Order’ as detailed by The Cadet Kit Shop. The winning cadet unit will be awarded the prize which includes one of each item listed. How to enter:

Individual cadet units worldwide can enter the Competition by going to Cadet units will also be eligible to enter the Competition by posting videos to Twitter using the hashtag #CadetTakeover. The chosen video will be selected by the BFBS judges, their decision is final.

The entries will need to be videos and submitted by an appointed cadet unit leader or responsible teaching staff. Local unit cadet officers (member of school staff responsible), must review and approve videos prior to sending.

No multiple entries will be counted. One entry to the competition per cadet unit. Content is to be sourced by the cadet unit entry and not by a third party.

In the event that there is any conflict between these Terms and the Supplementary Rules then the Supplementary Rules will prevail.