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Wiltshire ACF Celebrates Armed Forces Week with Inspiring…

Wiltshire ACF Supporting Armed Forces Day across the County

Wiltshire ACF Celebrates Armed Forces Week with Inspiring Events and Activities

26 June 2023

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Armed Forces Week

There were three main Armed Forces Day events in Wiltshire. Swindon, Trowbridge, and Salisbury.

Our Cadets and Adult Instructors showed their support and raised awareness for the Army Cadet Force across all 3 venues.


Opening and Closing the day, 40 Cadets from the Sword Company Detachments of Abbeyfield, Abbey Park, Calne, Church Place, Dorcan Academy, Marlborough, Royal Wootton Bassett, and Swindon Academy.

Members of the public can look and "play" with some of the cadet's equipment in our stands. Talking with our Cadets and Adult Instructors learning more about the Army Cadets organisations

Displays in the main arena consisted of The Drill Team, Demonstrations of the Army Cadets Syllabus through role-playing and simulation. RSMI Rich Hearn narrating over the sound system.

Also, Cdt L/Cpl Siobhan Jones played The Last Post with praise from Mayor of Swindon

Cadets were inspected and chatted with His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, Rt Hon Sir Robert Buckland KBE KC - Conservative MP for South Swindon, and the Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Barbara Parry

Swindon Image Gallery


Our cadets at Trowbridge Armed Forces Day with SMI Land, SSI Neil Ashley, and Service Helper Maj Lisa Butterworth, showed off what the cadet experience is all about.
Trowbridge members of the public getting hands-on with cadet activities including First Aid, part of the Army Cadet Syllabus.
Also showing replica Rifles that cadets would have used in the 1980s (No4 Rifle) and a replica rifle of The SA80 similar to what cadets use today.

Trowbridge Image Gallery


Our cadets from Gold Company attended Salisbury Armed Forces Day with SMI Neil James and SSI Kerry Ely, showing off what the cadet experience is all about.
Children and parents could interact using Taggers, Radios, Camouflage, and Concealment, all being part of the Army Cadet Syllabus.

Cadets from Larkhill, Downton, Sarum Academy, and Old Sarum Detachments, displayed great confidence talking to the parents, discussing what the Army Cadet Force is all about, whilst at the same time entertaining the children with the various activities.

Salisbury Image Gallery