Cadet Clothing, Kit and Equipment

Ranger in Surrey has been kitting out cadets here at the Trading Post for nearly 25 years now.  This means we understand what you need and we keep it in stock to take away as you need.  Our prices are always competitive and with a 10% forces discount on top, you can’t go wrong!

Let our expert staff advise you on what you will need as you first join, as you prepare for a night exercise or to go away on your first camp.  With nearly 14 years of experience in the army cadet force, Sergeant Tom Snape is usually on hand to help you with all your cadet needs.

For under £50 we can fit you out with the latest Windproof Smock, Soldier 95 combat trousers and shirt.

The recommended grade 1 assault boots are £34.99 less your discount.  We can fit them properly for you, show you how the lacing system works and make sure they are comfortable and won’t damage your feet.  Cadet units recommend grade 1 ex issue assault boots because they are broken in and inexpensive.  We are one of the few stores that stock these carefully selected boots, and when you outgrow the pair you bought from us, you will be able to  part exchange them for a bigger size.  We also sell Magnum boots and Magnum style leather/fabric boots with prices starting at £39.99

Cadet Boots Alpha Surrey

This is the kind of kit list you should consider having if you are a new cadet:

  • DPM Windproof Smock
  • S95 Trousers
  • S95 Shirt
  • T Shirt Olive
  • Commando Socks
  • Trouser Twist

Other items you may find essential or merely very useful include:

Patrols sacks, from £24.99, in olive, dpm or mtp

Bergens and holdalls.  Bergens start at £54.99

Sleeping Bags, from £29.99 (our excellent Snugpak sleeping bag is highly  recommended, and a best seller for cadet camps, rated at -7 centigrade)

Waterproof Jackets (dpm start at only £14.99 for the jacket ……

Magnum or similar boots especially for fast tabbing and Nijmegen.

Thermal underwear, starting at under £10 a piece.

Boot care kits, polish and brushes.

Norwegian Army shirts, army fleeces

Shell jackets

Cadet Assault Boots SurreyRight angle flashlights and head torches

Water bottles and insulated mugs

Stoves; hexamine, gas or liquid fuel


First Aid Kits

Bashas and ponchos, basha poles, tent pegs.

Bivi Bags

Wash kits, wash rolls and liquid soap

Camouflage cream (we sell the issue cream amongst others)

Compasses and map cases, Nyrex folders and notebook holders

Waterproof bags, liners and snap seal bags

Bergen covers

Swiss Army Knives

And much more!

If you run a cadet unit not too far away  and would like us to set up shop in your unit for an evening, please feel free to contact Andy on 020 8399 8912.  If it would be worthwhile for your cadets,  we will try our best to visit.

If you are unable to visit Ranger but need kit quickly then phone us.  We will take your order over the phone and post it straight out to you.  If you live within a 5 mile radius we can even deliver to your door.

Phone 0208 399 9995 or e mail us at