|cadet = military
|A facility where military cadet groups meet.
|Used on these elements
|Tools for this tag
This tag is to be used to map the locations where military cadet groups meet.
Military cadets, despite their name, are usually not members of a country's military and cannot be conscripted to fight in a conflict. Instead, they are similar to Guides/Scouts groups, but with instruction often being given by members of the military (either regular or reserve members).
The use of cadet as a rank within the military (e.g. Officer Cadet for an officer-in-training) is separate from military cadets.
How to map
Locations where military cadet groups meet should be tagged with club=cadet + cadet=military + military_service=*, where the military service tag identifies the sponsoring military service (even though the cadets themselves are usually not part of that military service).
As cadets are not usually considered part of a country's military, their buildings should not be tagged as landuse=military, military=base, military=barracks or similar. On those occasions when a cadet building is located on the grounds of an active military establishment, it will however, still be included inside that area's landuse=military.
If the cadet group shares space in a multi-use building, e.g. a school building or community centre, map the building itself appropriately (if not already mapped), then add a node to that building with the above tags.
The format for entering the name / designation for each Unit should be:
name=* <ID> <Location> <Unit Type,> <Organisation>, (depending on the exact formatting of each Unit's title).
TS Vampire, Australian Navy Cadets
2827 Port Moody & Coquitlam, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
2457 (Tring) Squadron, Air Training Corps
The Southport School Combined Cadet Unit
The Unit Type and Organisation name should always be spelled out fully e.g. Squadron, not Sqn, and Air Training Corps, rather than ATC, for clarity and to prevent confusion. "Ship" names however e.g. TS (Training Ship) or HMCS (Her Majesty's Canadian Ship) are, by tradition, always abbreviated
operator=*, once again including the full name e.g. operator=Australian Air Force Cadets, rather than just Air Cadets, so as to prevent possible confusion between different countries.
If you know the Wikidata code for that operator, that can also be included as: operator:wikidata=*
Use the normal opening_hours=* to show what time/s the Group meets i.e. the time that the Cadets are usually there, not permanent staff / instructors e.g. opening_hours=Tu 18:00-21:00