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The ACF is open to all young people in school year 8 or above.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Army Cadet Force has 48 detachments covering the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The County is divided into 5 Company's and also has 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.