About Us

The Royal County of Berkshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) is part of a national youth organisation aimed at inspiring young people to achieve both physically and mentally whilst developing self-confidence, teamwork and leadership.

Further information about the Army Cadet Force:

Cadets have the opportunity to take part is numerous activities, including First Aid training (which leads to a nationally recognised award), The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), BTEC Certificate in Public Services as well as military skills and adventurous training.

There are 18 Detachments across the County organised into three Companies.

A Company (Coy) in the east of the County is affiliated to the Household Division. The five Platoons (Pl) of A Coy wear the cap badges of the five Foot Guards and 18 Troop (Tp) wear the cap badge of the Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR). B Coy in the west of the County are badged as the Rifles and C Coy in the centre of the County wear the cap badge of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).




18 Tp Windsor Boys – HCR

1 Pl Windsor - Grenadier Guards

2 Pl Cippenham - Coldstream Guards

3 Pl Slough - Scots Guards

4 Pl Ascot - Irish Guards

5 Pl Maidenhead - Welsh Guards

13 Pl Burghfield - The Rifles

14 Pl Newbury - The Rifles

15 Pl Theale - The Rifles

16 Pl Thatcham - The Rifles

17 Pl Whitley - The Rifles

6 Pl Woodley - REME

7 Pl Bracknell -REME

8 Pl Reading - REME

9 Pl Caversham - REME

10 Pl Wokingham - REME

11 Pl Arborfield - REME

Band Detachment (Reading)