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Hampshire And Isle Of Wight Army Cadets

Home to over 1100 Cadets and 230 Adult Volunteers in 40 Detachments, including a County Band and Corps of Drums.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Army Cadet Force has over 40 detachments covering the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The County is divided into 5 Company's along with a Band and Corp of Drums.

Minden Company holds its headquarters at Newburgh House, Winchester; ten detachments located in the north of the County make up Minden Company.

Barrosa Company holds its headquarters at Cosham TA Centre, Portsmouth; nine detachments located in and around the Portsmouth area make up Barrosa Company.

Gallipoli Company holds its headquarters at Newport TA Centre, Isle of Wight; five detachments located across the Isle of Wight make up Gallipoli Company.

Cambrai Company holds its headquarters at The Drill Hall, Fordingbridge; eight detachments located in and around the New Forest area make up Cambrai Company.

Normandy Company holds its headquarters at Blighmont TA Centre, Millbrook; eight detachments located in and around the Southampton area make up Normandy Company.

The County Band parade at Blighmont TA Centre and the Corps of Drums parade at Basingstoke. Wherever in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight you live there will be a detachment near you.

Join today!

Hampshire & Isle of Wight ACF are seeking Young People from the age of 12 and in Year 8 to join us for adventure, fun, friendships and skills for life.

We are also seeking Adult Instructors from the age of 18 to join us to develop the local Young People, as well as learning new skills and gaining additional qualifications for yourself!

If you're up for a challenge you'll go further with the Army Cadet Force.

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Senior Management

Our Senior Management Team are all Volunteers with many year of experience within the Army Cadets.

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Col Theresa Farmer County Commandant

Lt Col Wilson

Lt Col Conrad Wilson Deputy Commandant

Lt Col Mills

Lt Col Rodger Mills Deputy Commandant

Lt Col Smith

Lt Col Ian Smith Deputy Commandant

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This is a fantastic organisation equipping Cadets and Adults with skills for life. I've seen so many young people go on to achieve great things, I have also learned and grown my skills as well. The Army Cadets really changes lives and I am a part of that... truly amazing!

2Lt J Cox - Hampshire & Isle of Wight CFAV

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For information about joining us as either a Cadet or an Adult Volunteer, or for more information about any aspect of the organisation, please contact our admin team.