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What is the history of NCS?
NCS began in 2009 and was piloted through The Challenge with 158 young people.
In 2011 the former Prime Minister David Cameron formally announced NCS as part of the government's Big Society initiative.
Now with nearly 500,000 young people already taken part in NCS, it is the fastest-growing national youth movement in a century.
Take a look at a timeline of the history of NCS, here.