BBC News - Hampshire Army Cadet leader Brian Court jailed So what? Another ACF kiddie fiddler bla, bla, bla. Until you scrape away at his past: Colonel Brian Court (40) joined the ACF as a cadet in 1980 in Eastleigh.He finished his cadet service as the CSM for Z Company having served for a year as the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet for Hampshire.During his time as a cadet he successfully completed the UK Land Cadet Leadership Course and gained his Gold Duke of Edinburgh's award. He became an ACF SI in 1986 and in 1989 he spent a year in the Falkland Islands acting as a weapons instructor to the local defence forces.On his return to the UK, he was commissioned and spent seven years commanding detachments at Andover and Eastleigh. After serving as the Training Officer and Second-in-Command for Z Company ACF, He took command of the Winchester-based Company in 1997.It was with great reluctance that he gave up this command in 1999 to spend a year completing the Advanced Command and Staff Course where he gained his MA in Defence Studies - the only ACF officer to have ever attended this course. On his return to the ACF he acted as a County Staff Officer and was selected to take up post as the Deputy Commandant for Adult Development and Training in 2000. In 2003, Colonel Court left Hampshire to become the UK Defence Adviser to Lithuania. During this time, he has worked to develop links between the ACF and the equivalent organisations in the Baltic States.Whilst serving in Lithuania he was awarded the National Defence System Medal of Merit and the Riflemen's Union (TA/ACF equivalent) Medal of Merit. Colonel Court works for the Ministry of Defence (which explains his time in Lithuania and the Falkland Islands!) and is currently based in Andover working on Project Hyperion - the integration of HQ Land Command and the Adjutant General's HQ. He is married to Eleanor and they have one daughter (Amber) with another due in September. When not working, enjoying time with his family or being a member of the ACF, he likes to spend the limited time that remains reading, collecting militaria and "avoiding" DIY projects around his home. Colonel Court is extremely proud to be given the honour of commanding the County in which he started as a cadet. Let's hope MoD remember to strip him of hisCadet Force Medal!