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Nottinghamshire Army Cadets

Home to over 850 cadets and almost 170 adult volunteers in 25 detachments across the County

Words from Cadet Corporal James Nadin A Company (Rifles) Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force

I bounced around youth clubs for years, never thinking I'd find a place I belong. But in the army cadets, I didn’t only find somewhere I belong, but I also found myself. I've done things I never thought I'd do. I've grown as a person, finding my confidence, my courage, and something I'm truly passionate about. I've found a group of people that I look forward to seeing every week. I love going to the cadets because every time I walk into a room, I know I'm going to walk out knowing something new. All the while, making a real connection with the people around me. I know that the friends I have made in the cadets are people that I will be friends with for years after I leave and the skills I have learned will stay with me forever. I may have joined the ACF looking for a youth club, but I ended up finding a lifestyle

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Nottinghamshire ACF are recruiting for cadets and adult instructors.

Cadets must be from the age of 12 and in Year 8. Come and join us for adventure, fun, friendships and many skills for life.

Adult Instructors from the age of 18 are needed to help develop the skills of our cadets. As well as this, Adult Instructors can also learn new skills, gain qualifications and develop their own personal skills.

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

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Command Team

Colonel Michelle McGuire Commandant

Lieutenant Colonel Kevan Flanagan Deputy Commandant

Major Tom Tidy Assistant Commandant

Major Neil Atherton Assistant Commandant

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Training Team

Major Neil Atherton Sports Officer

Major Neil Nicholas Country Training Officer

Lt Craig Smith Assistance County Training Officer

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Nottinghamshire ACFs Bugle Platoon is the ceremonial heart of the County. Lead by A (RIFLES) Company, the Platoon utilise the Bugle, Side Drum and Flute to add music support to the Company on parades and training events. The Bugle Platoon offers Cadets and Instructors the unique chance to work frequently with Cadets from outside of Nottinghamshire, and welcomes Cadets and CFAVs to learn instruments and gain nationally recognised qualifications. Our expert instructors deliver training across all skill groups so no experience is necessary to join. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Second Lieutenant Kieran Robinson County Music Officer

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Bugle Sergeant Major Instructor Ben Shellard County Bugle Major



For more information please Email or contact us at the office below:

Nottinghamshire ACF
120 Swiney Way

A Company (Rifles)

A Company is based around the City of Nottingham, its Headquarters are located in the Army Reserve Centre Bilborough. Sub Units are at



Wigman Rd Bilborough



West Bridgford


Major Richard Etherington Officer Commanding

Captain Liam Gray Training Officer

SMI Frank Middlebrook Company Sergeant Major

2Lt Kieran Robinson Admin Officer

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B Company (Mercian)

B Company are based in the North of the County with its Headquarters located in Retford, Sub units are at







Capt Kyle Beeston Officer Commanding

SMI Al Alladyce Training Officer

SMI Neil Annable Company Sergeant Major

SSI Becky Woolley Admin Officer

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C Battery (Royal Artillery)

C Battery are based in the Centre and West of the County with its Headquarters located in Mansfield, Sub Units are at

Bath St Mansfield




Kirkby in Ashfield

Sutton in Ashfield

Maj Neil Mason Officer Commanding

Lt Peter Wood Training Officer

SMI Kevin George Battery Sergeant Major

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D Squadron (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry)

D Squadron are based in the Centre and East of the County with its Headquarters located in Southwell, Sub Units are at




Toothill (Based at Newton)



Maj Maurice Ellison Officer Commanding

Capt Stephen Price Training Officer

SMI Natalie Waltham Squadron Sergeant Major

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