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Gloucestershire Army Cadets

Join the adventure and reach your potential. There's never been a better time to do so.

There's no better time to join the adventure with Gloucestershire Army Cadets, with 21 locations through out Gloucestershire you're never far away from the action.

No matter your aims or goals when joining everyone takes away something different. Some will gain confidence and discover potential they never knew they had. One thing is for sure both cadets and adult volunteers gain new skills, qualifications, experiences and friends for life. All while having a unique adventure.

There's no commitment to join the forces after, we just want you to have fun. Being an army cadet means taking on new challenges and experiences and that is why there are adult volunteers to help you reach your potential. We aim to give every young adult the best cadet experience possible.

Our adult volunteers are key in making all this happen, qualifications or experience aren't required to help change a young persons life and yours! We recruit for values and standards, then we train for skills and qualifications. Volunteers run a variety of events for cadets to enjoy from weekday evenings at a location to shooting ranges, expeditions and water sports.

County Headquarters

Some of the key members based at Gloucestershire Army Cadet Force Battalion Headquarters in Cheltenham

Col Nicholson

Colonel Sandra Nicholson County Commandant

Lt Col Ayres

Lieutenant Colonel Tony Ayres Deputy Commandant

CEO Fellows

Major Matt Fellows Cadet Executive Officer

RSMI Bilboe

RSMI Ruth Bilboe Regimental Serjeant Major

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A Company covers North Gloucester, Cheltenham and the North Cotswolds

Locations include Innsworth, Arle Road (Cheltenham), Charlton Kings, Bishops Cleeve Tewkesbury and Bourton-On-The-Water.

Maj Newman

Maj JP Newman Company Commander

Lt Thomas

Capt Louise Thomas Training Officer

Smi Longworth

CSMI Vicky Longworth Company Serjeant Major


B Company covers South of Gloucester and The South Cotswolds

Locations include Hardwicke, Cirencester, Stroud, Stonehouse, Dursley, Tetbury and Wotton-Under-Edge.


Maj Mark Griffiths Company Commander

Capt Griffiths

Capt Ty Griffiths Training Officer

Smi Smiles

CSMI Tim Smiles Company Serjeant Major

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C Company covers The Forest of Dean and Central Gloucester

Locations include Cinderford, Coleford, Lydney, Newent, Eastern Avenue (Gloucester). Malmesbury Road (Gloucester) and Brockworth.

Maj Brewster

Maj Alan Brewster Company Commander

Capt John

Capt Mark John Training Officer

Smi Sladen

CSMI Jon Sladen Company Serjeant Major


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Contact us

The Cadet Centre
Arle Road
GL51 8JU