Message from the Commandant.
Becoming an Army Cadet has masses of benefits; the most obvious being that you get to take part in lots of exciting and challenging activities such as fieldcraft, adventurous training, first aid training and target shooting to name but a few. You will make lots of new friends and have the opportunity to go on weekends and annual camps, where you will meet cadets from other detachments; you may even get to go on expeditions in the UK and sometimes even abroad.
Our cadets participate in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme and have the opportunity to gain BTec qualifications which will be useful in the outside world. Furthermore, you can take part in a wide range of sports for both boys and girls including soccer, hockey, rugby, swimming, cross country, orienteering and Tug of War. Adventure Training includes canoeing, sailing and an annual Skiing Trip to Italy.
We have 44 detachments spread throughout the three counties so you can be sure there will be one nearby. Click here to find the one closest to you.
Central to the ACF are our Adult Volunteers ensuring that the activities are carried out safely. They are a band of enthusiastic and committed people who help and inspire our teenage cadets to achieve their goals, whether it’s reaching the maximum score in marksmanship, learning first aid, living out in the field, getting their next Duke of Edinburgh's Award, raising funds for charity or simply learning how to look after themselves when they go on camp.
For most of our instructors volunteering is about giving something back, socialising and making new friends, or getting to know the local community. Others enjoy feeling like a valued member of a team, finding a worthwhile hobby that gives them quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle, or knowing they are making a difference to the lives of young people and assisting them to become better citizens.
Whatever your motivation, our doors are always open for new instructors who, after appropriate vetting and assessment, will receive full training without the need for any previous military experience. Click here to find out more.
WORKING TOGETHER TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN
(Safe Persons, Safe Equipment, Safe Practice, Safe Place)