Found these figure's, admitedly 2004 but worth discussing...... Cadet Services Dr. Iddon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) financial and (b) other assistance is given by his Department to (i) sea cadets, (ii) army cadets and (iii) air cadets.  Mr. Caplin: The Ministry of Defence provides the following, in terms of (a) financial, and (b) further assistance: Sea Cadets The Sea Cadets are run and administered by the Marine Society/Sea Cadet Association (the parent charity). The total budget provided to the Marine Society/Sea Cadet Association and direct by MOD is Â£9.4 million per year. The use of Naval training establishments and sea training days on HM ships is uncosted. Army Cadets The Army Cadets are run and administered by the MOD. The total budget provided to the Army Cadets is Â£50 million, which comprises: Â£ million Salaries (all forms) 32 Cadets estate programme. 14 Travel and subsistence 1 Cadet activities 3 Further assistance, in the form of the use of Army training establishments and attendance on courses and parades organised and administered by the Regular Army is uncosted. Air Cadets 14 Dec 2004 : Column 1028W The Air Cadets are run and administered by the MOD. The total budget provided to the Air Cadets for 2004â05 is Â£22 million. Further assistance in the form of the use of RAF training establishments and attendance on courses and parades organised and administered by the RAF is uncosted Given the lack of funding for the actual services are these ammounts justified? Â£80,000,000.......troops or cadets?