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.