Cadet cuts 'threaten Afghan mission' 9:30am Friday 1st January 2010 By Timothy John Â» BRITAINâS ability to fight in Afghanistan could be damaged through cuts to its Army Cadet Force, says a Bournemouth MP. Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood says that the cuts could lead to a shortage of army recruits in five or ten years time. The Army Cadet Force, which celebrates its 150 anniversary in 2010, had Â£4 million slashed from its Â£40m annual budget in October halfway through the financial year. Mr Ellwood, a former army officer and member of the Territorial Army, said the Army Cadet Force was âa critical part in introducing people to the armed forcesâ. More http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/4827770.Cadet_cuts__threaten_Afghan_mission_/?