Arrived today, no suprise though 1. The County, along with the rest of the ACF/CCF, TA and UOTCs, have today been directed to implement certain savings measures designed to mitigate the in-year overspend for the Army. Much of the information is now available on the internet, well in advance of the chain of commandâs briefing. This has made it necessary for me to inform you of the facts much earlier than I would have liked (there is still much that requires clarification) in order to prevent extravagant rumours from being started. 2. It will come as no surprise that, despite previous assurances by the Government that the ACF will remain unscathed, the ACF are, indeed, affected significantly. Nonetheless, these measures have come as a bolt out of the blue and take effect immediately. AREAS OF TRAINING AFFECTED a. ACF briefings and conferences. b. Non-essential adult training. c. All adventurous training less basic proficiency courses for adult instructors. d. Week-end cadet training which would normally attract T&S and PTDs. 4. The following activities may continue and will attract T&S support, but PTDs will not be paid: a. Routine evening training in the detachment. 5. The following activities will not attract T&S support or PTDs: a. Planning conferences. b. Public relations courses. c. 50% of Adventurous Training. (This appears to contradict para 2c and therefore requires clarification.) ACTIVITIES WHICH MAY CONTINUE 6. ACFs are to maintain, in order of priority: a. Routine unpaid ACF Cadet activity. b. Within Brigades and CTC, continue the induction and training of newly recruited adults and the further training and qualification of other adults so that cadets may be trained safely. Specifically this must be focussed on those basic low-level training qualifications which enable basic cadet training rather than those specialist courses which only benefit the few. c. Continue with Brigade week-end concentrations which deliver a high value return in the form of multiple adult instructor training qualifications. d. Driver training (D1 licence). e. Contribution to the tri-service Cadet150 launch in Feb 2010. f. Specified national training and events for which T&S will be granted but not PTDs. g. Planned regional Cadet 150 events. Not funded at present. h. Courses which award qualifications towards BTEC.