About Our County

Essex Army Cadet Force – Going Further

With over 900 cadets and 180 cadet force adult volunteers Essex Army Cadet Force is the place to be for friendship, fun and adventure.

You can find us at 32 locations throughout the County and a warm welcome awaits you.  Our motto underpins everything we do:-

Inspire to Achieve

Open to boys and girls aged 12 to 18 our activities cover military subjects, sports, adventure training, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, BTEC qualifications in public services or music and for our most senior cadets, the opportunity to gain an Institute of Leadership and Management Level 2.

You will meet weekly at your local detachment (cadet hut) and our Cadet Training Centre in Colchester is your home for weekend camps.  You will have the opportunity to experience fieldcraft exercises over Easter weekends and a two week Annual Camp is the highlight of the cadet year.

If you missed the opportunity to take part as a cadet we need volunteers to join us to become Cadet Force Adult Volunteers or, if uniform is not your thing, then join us as a Civilian Instructor and become the lynch pin of your Detachment by keeping the back office up to date and organised.

To find out more, explore our website or call us on 01245-462302.

We hope to see you soon