About Our County

Gwent and Powys Army Cadet Force is home to over 750 cadets and 180 adult volunteers in 45 detachments, including the Band and Corps of Drums

We continue to be highly successful in attracting young people from within the Gwent and Powys counties who are interested in taking part in something more. The County comprises 5 Companies, each averaging 5 Detachments across a company area, with County Headquarters in Crickhowell, Powys. 

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. The ACF aims to inspire young people to achieve success in their life 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 loads of  FUN. The training offered helps foster self - confidence, teamwork and leadership, all of which can be practically applied to everyday life.

The cadets parade, on average, two nights a week, and will find that they have the opportunity to spend at least one weekend a month at a training camp. All equipment and clothing is provided free of charge on a temporary loan - the only thing you'll need to provide is a sturdy pair of boots. 

As part of their training, cadets will take part in many activities including Shooting, Fieldcraft, Skill at Arms, Map and Compass, First Aid, Drill and Survival Skills. Cadets also have the opportunity to train and compete in many sporting activities such as football, rugby, swimming, and orienteering to mention a few. We live in the heart of adventurous training, which offers our cadets unique opportunities for adventurous and outward bound activities. Mountain climbing, canoeing, rock climbing and hill marching are all activities that our cadets take part in. 

Each Year the cadets have the opportunity to spend a week at summer camp where they can again  take part in the adventurous activities mentioned above and many more sporting activities. Cadets can also take part in expeditions that can count towards their Duke of Edinburgh's Award, and also have the opportunity to travel and take part in adventure training overseas.

Can you really afford to miss out on all of these opprtunities?