About our County




Cambridgeshire ACF develops young people physically and mentally, improving self-confidence, teamwork, friendship and leadership. It welcomes cadets of all abilities and backgrounds that are able to access the majority of its activities. It also aims to develop a sense of community in its cadets.

The ACF provides a wide diversity of fun, exciting and adventurous opportunities and it is a gateway to recognised vocational qualifications from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to BTEC First Diplomas which can help in working and school life.

The County Headquarters and Weekend Training Centre situated at Denny End, Waterbeach, Cambridge is the "Home" of Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force. The multipurpose Centre provides office accommodation for some of our full time support staff, and a weekend training centre sleeping some 100 Cadets and Instructors with classrooms, a .22 range, dining hall and Combined Adult Mess.

County Headquarters staff meet here on Monday evenings between 1900hrs & 2130 hrs. This is also the base for the full-time RFCA (Reserve Forces & Cadet Association) staff who, under the direction of the Cadet Executive Officer, provide professional support to the adult volunteer members of Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force. Whilst the Commandant and County Staff are based here, they often travel the County on visits to Company Headquarters and Detachments. Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force has a structure based on three Companies each commanded by an officer holding the rank of Major. The Cadet Commandant holds direct responsibility for Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force.
Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force is subordinate in the area command structure to 49 (East) Brigade HQ  situated at Chilwell, Nottingham, whilst the East Anglia Reserve Forces and Cadet Association (EARFCA), at Chelmsford also hold responsibility for command  and administration respectively. On a national basis the Army Cadet Force Association (ACFA) assumes responsibility for Policy.

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force maintains traditional links with the Cambridgeshire Regiment, the history of which can be found by clicking the link below:-

Cambridgeshire Regiment History