Army Cadets

Over 41,000 teenage cadets and 9,500 adults all across the UK

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With 1,600 detachments all over the UK, there's bound to be one near you

"It's the best thing I've ever done"

If you want to aim higher, feel more confident and get a head start on your future join the Army Cadets.

Every year thousands of young people and adult volunteers join the Army Cadets for fun, friendship, action and adventure.

If you're up for a challenge you'll go further with the Army Cadet Force.

Captain Jim Boyden

Captain Jim Boyden
Adult Volunteer

As a former cadet Jim knows first hand what a difference a few years in the ACF can make to young people.

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Cadets – building strong communities at home and abroad

Many people think that there’s been a reduction in values and standards in society and a decline in ‘community spirit’ - particularly amongst young people. However, cadets are helping to change that view – by...

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