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Greater Manchester Army Cadets

Home to over 1000 cadets and 200 adult volunteers in 38 detachments

If you are AGED 18 OR OVER We are looking for adult volunteers with ambition to inspire and lead the young people of Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester ACF - About Us

Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force is a youth organisation sponsored by the Army. In fact, we are part of the country’s oldest voluntary youth organisation, with our roots going back to 1860. Nationally, there are 46,000 Army Cadets, male and female, supported by 8,000 adult instructors. Greater Manchester ACF is one of the largest ACF counties with over 1000 cadets training in 38 detachments across Greater Manchester, supported by over 200 adult instructors.

Greater Manchester ACF helps 12-18 year olds to learn new skills, earn real qualifications, make friends and experience adventure. It provides young people with a taste of Army life and the chance to develop away from home and see how much they can achieve while having a lot of fun in the process.

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Senior Leadership Team

Col Harrsion

Col Catherine Harrison FCIPD Commandant

Lt Col Smillie

Lt Col Paul Smillie GCGI MInstLM Deputy Commandant (Adults)

Lt Col William Royle

Lt Col William Royle Deputy Commandant (Engagement)

Lt Col Steve Heyl

Lt Colonel Steve Heyl Deputy Commandant (Cadets)

Col Harrsion

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Greater Manchester ACF - About Us

Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force (GMACF) is a youth organisation sponsored by the Army. In fact, we are part of the country’s oldest voluntary youth organisation, with our roots going back to 1860. Nationally, there are 46,000 Army Cadets, male and female, supported by 8,000 adult instructors. Greater Manchester ACF is one of the largest ACF counties with over 1000 cadets training in 38 detachments across Greater Manchester, supported by over 200 adult instructors.

Greater Manchester ACF helps 12-18 year olds to learn new skills, earn real qualifications, make friends and experience adventure. It provides young people with a taste of Army life and the chance to develop away from home and see how much they can achieve while having a lot of fun in the process.

Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force makes a difference to Greater Manchester and the county community. Our adherence to the Army’s Values and Standards and our contribution to youth training and education benefits individuals and the wider community.

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County HQ - Holcombe Moor Training Centre

Admin Officer

Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force

The Colonel Mary Creagh Training Centre

Spenleach Lane

Hawkshaw

Bury

BL8 4JJ