Based in the heart of Wales and stretching from Machynlleth and Welshpool in the north to Newport and Caerphilly in the south, Gwent & Powys ACF has a proud and rich heritage across the centre of Wales. We welcome young people and Adult Volunteers from within the mid Wales counties who are interested in taking part in something a little bit different.
The Army Cadet Force is a Voluntary Youth Organisation. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Defence and provides progressive and challenging military, adventurous and community activities for young people between the ages of 12 - 18. Its aim is to inspire young people to achieve success in life, to push them to the limit with a spirit of service to the Queen, their Country and their local community, and to develop in them the qualities of a good citizen - whilst having lots of FUN. The training offered helps foster self-confidence, teamwork, leadership, resilience and determination - all of which can be practically applied to everyday life.
So what about the Adult Volunteers, you may ask? Why do they do it? Well, there are many reasons, and if you ask, they all have their own story. But, in essence, they all want to give something back - to inspire, raise aspirations, challenge mindsets, and help to shape future generations. Our adults are amazing, inspiration role models and we are so lucky to have such a fantastic G&P Family. In addition, there are many opportunities for self development, with courses from Leadership through to Canoeing - there is something for everyone to support developing their own skills. Many of these are free and are transferable into civilian life, supporting personal development and enhancing your own skillset and CV.
Whether you have previous military experience or none at all, it doesn't matter - all training and support is provided. Why not get in touch and come and give us a try? We might be just what you're looking for!