About Our County

Under the watchful eye of experienced instructors Shropshire ACF supports over 500 cadets aged from 12 – 18 years

We have 22 Detachments located around the County covering all of Shropshire, all of them are waiting to give a warm welcome to any young person or adult who may be interested in joining our organisation.

Our mission is to provide young people with the skills they need to become good citizens by developing, self-confidence, communication, leadership and team-building skills as well giving them self-discipline. We offer a wide diversity of fun, exciting and adventurous opportunities and it is a gateway to recognised vocational qualifications from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to BTEC First Diplomas which can help in working and school life. We welcome cadets of all abilities and backgrounds.

Our county headquarters is based in Copthorne barracks, Shrewsbury and our weekend training centre is based at Nesscliff DTE, Shrewsbury. The Centre provides accommodation for up to 100 Cadets and Instructors. The Training camp provides facilities such as; ranges, climbing wall, obstacle course, drill square, classrooms and a large training area.