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Gloucestershire Army Cadets

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

  • TIBUA 3

    Senior cadets storming the redoubt as part of ...


    TIBUA- Training In Built Up Areas

  • Patrol 2019

    Out on patrol during annual camp exercise...

  • Peeling right

    cadets look out and plan ambushes

  • Joining ceromony

    All made possible by amazing volunteer instructors

  • D of e

    Making friends and gaining qualifications...

  • Stem

    such as BTEC and the Duke of Edinburgh award

  • Ten Tors

    Ten Tors and other challenges teach teamwork

  • Lord lt award

    Cadets and adults achieve many top awards

  • Archery 2019

    Archery being one of many sports enjoyed...

  • Archery 2019 2

    and practiced on annual camp

  • Kayaking 2019

    Paddle time, we're not always dressed in green!

  • Sport 2019

    Tough competition as A company play football...

  • Sport 2019 2

    against B company on battalion sports day

  • Rock climbing 2019

    Rock climbing tests and builds confidence

  • Air corp visit

    Giving opportunities to visit regular army…

  • Air corp visit 2

    and test their cutting edge euipment

  • Rememberance parade 2019

    Remembrance is a big event every year...

  • Arle road parade 2019

    with local parades and Poppy selling...

  • Arnhem

    and European history trips

  • Covid Training

    Our training is safe...

  • First aid training

    teaches skills for life...

  • CSBTR Training

    gives unparalleled opportunities...

  • Big Phil camo

    and BIG FUN

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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 (ACF) Sandra Nicholson County Commandant

Lt Col (ACF) Kevin Shayle Deputy Commandant

Lt Col (Retd) Simon Shepherd Cadet Executive Officer

RSMI Mark Tucker Regimental Serjeant Major

County Flash Flag

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

Barrosa British Green Jackets

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