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Devon Army Cadets

Home to over 750 cadets and over 200 adult volunteers across 36 detachments

Join as a Cadet

Devon ACF are seeking Young People from the age of 12 to join us for adventure, fun, friendships, and skills for life.

If you are looking to have fun, make friends, grow your confidence and push yourself, all whilst learning vital skills and gaining useful qualifications, get in touch today!

If you're up for a challenge you'll go further with Devon Army Cadet Force.

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Join as an Adult

Devon ACF are seeking adults from the age of 18 to join us as Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, to help us develop our young people, and to Inspire them to Achieve the best they can achieve.

In addition, as a CFAV you will also learn skills and gaining additional qualifications to help develop yourself!

If you're up for a challenge you'll go further with Devon Army Cadet Force. Join Today!

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Adventure Training

Adventure Training (AT) is a major part of the Army Cadet experience, and Devon ACF is one of the leading counties within the ACF for AT.

As a cadet with Devon ACF, you will be able to take part in a range of activities including Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddleboarding, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Hillwalking, Mountaineering, and Skiing.

Cadets also have the opportunity to attend the Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training (CCAT) based at Capel Curig, North Wales, in order to achieve nationally recognised AT qualifications.

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Ten Tors Challenge

The Ten Tors Challenge is an annual challenge to the teenagers of the South West of England from the Army's Headquarters South West, and the event takes place around Easter each year on Dartmoor.

Teams of young people work together to complete the challenge and walk distances of 35, 45, and 55 miles, over the course of around 1.5 days.

Cadets from Devon ACF take part in this life-changing experience every year, learning not only navigation skills but commitment and determination.

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is an externally recognised award available to all Army Cadets, and is often achieved with very little extra work over and above what cadets will already be doing as part of their APC Syllabus.

Completing the DofE award, and in particular the expedition, is a fun, memorable, and often life-changing experience for young people, and can be a huge boost to any young person's CV.

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HQ Devon ACF

Our County HQ is based at Pellew House, Exeter, and also serves as Devon ACF's own Weekend Training Centre (WETC).

With training facilities such as classrooms and outdoor space, as well as catering facilities and accommodation, a wide variety of ACF Training (both military and non-military) is conducted at Pellew House.

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Our County HQ Staff

Honorary Colonel
Mrs Grania Phillips DL

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Col Steve Frost Commandant

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Lt Col Ian Gilbert Deputy Commandant


Maj Aimee Mitchell Assistant Commandant

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Devon ACF Professional Support Staff

Mr Mark Cubitt Cadet Executive Officer

Mr Lee Davis County Quartermaster

Mrs Julie Gould Administrative Officer (AO1)

Mrs Lisa Copley Administrative Officer (AO2)

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Contact us

Pellew House
Dryden Road