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  • Paddling the Ardèche !

    24 August 2018

    16 of our cadets and adult volunteers are on day 1 of their expedition to the Ardeche in Southern France where they will spend 4 days canoeing to complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition. Good Luck to you all...

  • County Swimming Victories

    15 July 2018

    Thanks to all attended the County Swimming Competition yesterday. We have definitely got some talented swimmers in the county. Particular mention to Cdt Haynes from C Coy who entered and won every event for senior boys....

  • Lt Col (Retd) JW Pickering Award

    Lt Col (Retd) JW Pickering Award

    15 July 2018

    Derbyshire ACF is delighted to announce the creation of the Lt Col (Retd) JW Pickering Award for Outstanding Achievement and Expectation. The trophy, which has been donated by Lt Col (Retd) Pickering, will be awarded to...

  • Ski Cadet 2017 Begins !

    Ski Cadet 2017 Begins !

    11 February 2017

    Today is the day that 22 cadets plus adult instructors set off from County HQ to take part in Ski Cadet 2017. The action-packed trip will see the cadets venturing to Bavaria for a fun-packed week of skiing at all levels....

  • Op Jerboa Venture - DACF tackle ‘The Rock’

    Op Jerboa Venture - DACF tackle ‘The Rock’

    24 October 2016

    And so it is underway ! On Friday October 21 cadets and adults from Derbyshire ACF arrived in Gibraltar for the start of a week of challenging and exciting activity as part of Op Jerboa Venture. The photos show some of...

  • Etwall, Kingsway and Mickleover visit County HQ for SAA

    Etwall, Kingsway and Mickleover visit County HQ for SAA

    5 April 2016

    The ACF provides progressive military and non-military training to cadets and adult volunteers. This week cadets from 3 detachments  received hands on training on Skill at Arms (SAA). This follows weeks of theory...

  • Sinfin detachment step up their pace again!

    Sinfin detachment step up their pace again!

    15 March 2016

    Once every month, Sinfin Detachment undertake Physical Training (PT) as part of the APC syllabus. The physically demanding nature of the ACF APC syllabus, particularly in the expedition training and fieldcraft creates a...

  • Blowing their Trumpet !

    Blowing their Trumpet !

    6 March 2016

    Derbyshire ACF Band have recently benefitted from a fantastic £1800 donation from Long Eaton Rotary Club. The cheque was presented to support the Army Cadet Band, one of the few Military Bands in the area,...

  • An excellent weekend for A Company

    An excellent weekend for A Company

    29 January 2016

    Earlier this month, Chilwell Cadet Training Centre was a hive of activity as A Company took over the centre for a late Christmas Camp. With a wide range of activities taking place, A Coy made the most of all the...

  • MBE Honours for former Derbyshire ACF Commandant

    MBE Honours for former Derbyshire ACF Commandant

    4 January 2016

    MBE in New Years Honours for former Derbyshire ACF Commandant I am delighted to inform you that Colonel Mike Cheetham, a former Commandant of Derbyshire Army Cadet Force has been appointed as a Member of the Most...

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