2nd (Northern Ireland) Battalion Army Cadets
Within the ACF there's an endless list of opportunities. Can you afford to miss out on what we have to offer? Why not come along to a detachment near you and join the adventure!
We aim to inspire young people aged between 12 (and in Year 9 at school) and 18 years of age to achieve and develop the qualities of a good citizen - whilst having lots of FUN! The training we deliver helps foster self-confidence, teamwork and a sense of belonging to the ACF family and the local community.
We are recruiting for new Army Cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers to join us. Why not search to find a detachment near you and click to 'join us'.
"The ACF has developed my confidence, which I never thought was possible" - Cdt Sgt Adam Johnston, Holywood Detachment
2nd (NI) Bn Army Cadet Force is part of a national youth organisation aimed at inspiring young people to achieve both physically and mentally whilst developing self-confidence, teamwork and leadership.
We are the largest Battalion in Northern Ireland, with approximately 900 cadets on strength along with over 180 Cadet Force Adult Volunteers. In total we have 36 detachments each covering the Battalion catchment area.
When it comes to fun, friendship, action and adventure, it’s hard to find anything that beats the Army Cadets.
What We Do
As part of the Army Cadet Force training syllabus, cadets will take part in many activities including Drill, Shooting, Fieldcraft, Skill at Arms, Navigation, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Adventure Training and First Aid. Cadets can opt to be a Musician in our pipe band or gain recognised qualifications through BTEC, St John’s Ambulance, British Red Cross and CVQO.
There is also the opportunity to train and compete in many sporting activities such as football, rugby, swimming and orienteering at local and national level.
In the ACF you will build skills for life.