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Cumbria Army Cadets

Home to over 400 cadets and 90 adult volunteers in 17 locations in all major towns in Cumbria

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    Carlisle Castle Weekend training Centre

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Cadets can be aged between 12 and 18 and have the opportunity to take part in numerous activities, including First Aid training (which leads to nationally-recognised awards), DofE (The Duke of Edinburgh's Award), BTEC Certificate in Public Services (equivalent to 4 GCSE A* grades), not to mention the military skills and adventurous training.

The County Headquarters and Weekend Training centre are based in the Historic City of Carlisle inside Carlisle Castle (built in 1092). Weekend training also takes place at Warcop and other camps locally.

Cumbria ACF is home to 17 locations, over 400 cadets, 90 Adult Volunteers and 8 members of permanent staff.

Join today!

Cumbria Army Cadet Force are seeking Young People from the age of 12 to join us for adventure, fun, friendships and skills for life.

We are also seeking Adult Instructors from the age of 18 to join us to develop the local Young People, as well as learning skills and gaining additional qualifications for yourself!

If you're up for a challenge you'll go further with the Army Cadet Force click the link below to find your local detachment.


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Senior Management

Our Senior Management Team are all volunteers with many year of experience within the Army Cadets.

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Col Guy Harnby County Commandant

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Lt Col Alaistair Richmond Deputy Commandant

Lt Col Rachel Diss County Training Officer

RSMI Paul Newton-Kerr County RSMI

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It has been the best 6 years of my life!


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