Cadet Direct

Cadetdirect good or shite ?
It's a shop where you can buy cadets by mail order.

It's a bit like Thai brides, but smaller and wearing DPM.
That's the last time I make a joke without reading everbody else's posts.
doomandgloom said:
Semper, please explain yourself? Am I missing something obvious here?
sorry, by that i mean is the items they sell are known to be of good quality and reasonable price and good customer care and i saw cadet direct advertised so im posing this question here.

i shopped with one online cadet shop and it was a bad experience as they fobbed me off when they didn't have the item for sale also spurious reason as to why i can't have the item in the first place especially after taking my money and i had to threaten legal action to get it back.

so i am trying to find a reputable online cadet shop some members here have had good dealings with in the past, if you know of better ones im listening.
It makes sense. Though asking 'Has anyone had good or bad customer service experiences with the mail order company Cadet Direct?' might have been helpful!
Not bad, no serious problems with them, other than the prces. Now the ACF Kit Shop has closed they could become the main supplier


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I dealt with them last year, decent service, decent delivery but I would only buy specific cadet things from them. General military kit can be had cheaper elsewhere from suppliers who aim at the grown up market.

Cadet direct are poo. I have only had bad experience with them. The kit they sell is the same as most other places however it can often be found cheaper elsewhere.

I raised a complaint with them and instead of dealing with my complaint the nobbs put my email address on their mailing list i now keep getting pointless emails from them. Not what I term good service.
Strikeforcesupplies are really good. Bergan, sidepouches and daysack yoke for £55! Nice service and only took about 2 days to get to me. Reccommend them to anyone. Also try the ARRSE shop and garrisonpri, both top.
[I like Soldier of Fortune and Drop Zone Supplies. The latest good one is Strikeforce supplies.[/quote]

I have used Cadet Direct for ACF specific with no problem. Probably depends on what kit you want, I agree they are on expensive side. Also used Drop Zone, they were good. I have used Soldier of Fortune at shows, they are OK. Some of cheapest kit can be obtained at Military Vehicle shows, lot of stalls all competing with one another.
I am told has good prices for the Adidas GSG-9 Tactical Boots, as per special forces support units et al.
Is it legal to own your own cadet????? Do they have to be over 16?????


Where else can I buy PI slides? I've just ordered a pair from Cadet Direct as I couldn't find any other suppliers. As far as their service is concerned...wait out.
i find Cadet Direct very good. Have ordered from them before and they have fast service.

Saw this press release on the ACF website (copied so I didn't get the details wrong).

The Army Cadet Force Association is pleased to announce that the Cadet Kit Shop has a change of management. Following its decision to restructure the Supply Arm of the ACFA, known as The Cadet Kit Shop, a new management team has been recruited and appointed.

The Cadet Kit Shop is now under the management of the All-Arms Manufacturing and Marketing Organisation (A.M.M.O.). AMMO has been a supplier to The Cadet Kit Shop in the past as well as an independent supplier to Army Cadet Force County Headquarters throughout the country.

AMMO has a long reputation for the manufacture and supply of military equipment to both the Regular and Territorial Army for many years.

AMMO & Company welcome the opportunity to broaden their supply base with the acquisition of The Cadet Kit Shop. A new website is being engineered and will be operational with effect from December 2006

A dedicated management team has been formed to ensure that The Cadet Kit Shop maintains the highest standards of manufacture and supply of military equipment to all pre-service organisations. AMMO was established with service of the highest order. “SERVICE TO SERVICE” has been an advertised banner heading in much of its advertising.

Please contact THE CADET KIT SHOP at 38-40 Lombard Street, Birmingham B12 0QN. Dedicated phone line is 0121 7725501 and fax line is 0121 772 8999.

Email: and our website will be:

I've used Cadet Direct once and had no dramas with them.

HS12 :D

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