Useful Information about the 1st (NI) Battalion ACF

Here you will find different bits of information about our battalion and what we do

Joining the Army Cadets will give you access to a wide range of exciting activities. From adventurous training (AT) such as kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling to military-themed activities including shooting, fieldcraft and skill at arms, as well as training in first aid, you'll get the chance to discover lots of new experiences.

Cadet Promotion
Senior Cadet is Promoted to Cadet Company Sergeant Major

All of the opportunities on offer will help you to develop new skills, build confidence and most importantly, have fun.

As well as our weekly Detachment Parade Nights, you can take part in regular weekend camps, held at our Cadet Training Centre IN Magilligan Co. Londonderry. (Cost £12.00) The main highlights of our year are Easter Camp (for our junior cadets) and Summer Camp, where the whole battalion meets together, and you will have the chance to put all your training to good use in a range of fun and challenging activities.

And if that isn't enough, there are plenty of other exciting events and activities going on throughout the year, so you could find yourself competing in Military Skills Competitions and National Competitions such as First Aid and Mini Micks, learning to play a musical instrument with our band or travelling overseas to take part in the visits to Germany and Poland with Reserve Forces and Cadets Association NI (RFCA). You can even gain internationally recognised awards through 1 (NI) ACF such as completing your Duke of Edinburgh's Award or gaining vocational qualifications. RFCA NI even sponsor a Driving Licence Scheme for cadets aged 17 + in their last year as a cadet. (subject to conditions)