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Shropshire Army Cadets welcomes their new commandant

Shropshire Army Cadets have welcomed Col John Mytton into the County as the Commandant

Shropshire Army Cadets welcomes their new commandant

8 February 2022

  • Shropshire ACF

Colonel John Mytton was recruited into the ACF as a cadet in 1970. He joined what was the Radnor Battery ACF (Now Powys ACF) in Rhayader which is a small market town in Mid Wales.

He transferred to Warwickshire ACF in 1982 when he moved from Wales to work in Birmingham and held several held appointments including Company Commander.

He subsequently left Warwickshire ACF to be Deputy Commandant (Military training) of Derbyshire ACF. After four years, he returned to the Midlands, first as Deputy Commandant, then Commandant in 2008.

Since 2007 Colonel Mytton has also commanded the Cadet Support Group which supports the summer and winter tri-service shooting competitions held at Bisley which looks after over 2500 CFAVs and cadets.


“I am honoured to be given this opportunity to lead a premier ACF County and to facilitate the opportunities for the cadets and adult volunteers to develop their life skills in a challenging and enjoyable environment for whatever they do in this great organisation, or indeed their personal lives.”

Col John Mytton

He has lots of experience to bring to the Shropshire ACF table; he is a former Assistant Directing Staff (ADS) for the National Cadet Training Centre (CTC), Frimley Park where he taught CFAVs and cadets on virtually all of the courses they had to offer. He is also a former trustee of the ACFA which was the fore-runner of the Army Cadet Charitable Trust (ACCT), and up until 2021 he worked as an assessor for the Cadet Vocational Qualifications Organisation (CVQO).

Colonel Mytton is married with two grown up sons and has recently moved to Shropshire from Birmingham.