Eastbourne College deputy head takes on new role leading the future of cadets
Eastbourne College deputy head has been selected as the new Head of Youth and Cadets in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in the rank of Brigadier, shaping the future of the nation’s cadet forces.
Anthony Lamb MBE, will oversee the strategic direction of the five MOD-sponsored cadet forces – the Army Cadet Force, Royal Air Force Air Cadets, Sea Cadet Corps, Combined Cadet Force and Volunteer Cadet Corps – consisting of around 150,000 cadets and nearly 30,000 adult volunteers.
Anthony will undertake the three-year post alongside his position at the College, where he delivers the co-curriculum programme, encouraging pupils to take part in additional sports, physical activities, creative pursuits, competitions and work to support the local community.
Anthony said: “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed in this role as Head of Youth and Cadets, leading the strategic direction of our five amazing MOD-sponsored cadet forces and ensuring that policy and governance is in place to deliver it.
“These five organisations offer the full cadet experience: a second-to-none, 21st century youth development programme aimed at preparing young people for success and providing new opportunities and experiences to enrich their lives.
“For me, this role represents the culmination of over 30 years working with young people, both in education and the cadets, and gives me a unique opportunity to draw on all my experience to help the take this wonderful youth movement forward.”
Anthony has led Eastbourne College’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF) for 13 years, and over half of the College’s pupils join the uniform cadets in the CCF at some point in their time at the school. Eastbourne College CCF has one of the largest contingents outside military schools.
Tom Lawson, Headmaster, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Anthony and builds on his work at the College, where he works with our pupils to develop their skillset outside of academia, helping them to become great team members and leaders of the future. He is passionate about supporting young people in their personal development.