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Sussex Army Cadets

With around 800 cadets and 170 adult volunteers across 25 locations in Sussex, there is something in Sussex ACF for everyone.

Sussex Army Cadet Force has 25 detachments across Sussex.

The county is split into 5 Companies:

  • A Company - East Sussex
  • B Company - West Sussex
  • C Company - North Sussex
  • D Company - Central Sussex and Brighton and Hove
  • E Company - HQ Company that hosts the Corps of Drums, Signals Platoon, KitKar Display Team, Adventurous Training and Duke of Edinburgh Scheme amongst other activities.

Our Headquarters are in Brighton within the grounds of the Army Reserve Centre on Dyke Road. It is home to our Permanent Support Staff and the Cadet Force Adult Volunteer (CFAV) Head Quarters Command team.

Wherever you live in Sussex, there is a detachment near you.

Keep up to date with the latest news from around the county:

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QAVS Award

Sussex ACF were one of the 2020 recipients of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

The QAVS is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.


You can get involved:

We are always looking for new cadets and adult volunteers to join our County.

If you are a young person aged 12 or over (and in school year 8 or above) there is a detachment near you where new friendships and exciting new challenges await.

We are also looking for adult volunteers to join our team of committed instructors. No prior experience is necessary.

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Meet some of the people at County HQ

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Colonel Steele Commandant

EARLEY Sahra Capt 150 176 s c1

Lieutenant Colonel Earley Deputy Commandant

KELLY Peter Maj CEO 150 177 s c1

Major Kelly CEO

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As well as activities within the APC Syllabus, in Sussex ACF we also offer opportunities in the following:

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Duke of Edinburgh Award An internationally recognised qualification.

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Kit Kar Display Team The only one in the country as far as we know.

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Sports Compete in team and individual sports at national level.

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Adventurous Training Including rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and many more...

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If you need to contact us, here are our details:

Highcroft House

198 Dyke Road