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  • Celebrating International Friendship Day 2018

    26 July 2018

    Moving to a new area or school can be a tough and challenging time, especially when it comes to meeting new people and making friends. Lots of friendships start because people have things in common. This is where the Army Cadets can help you to meet people who have similar interests to you.

    Many of those who join the ACF, do so…

  • Four Army Cadets honoured with The Diana Award

    11 July 2018

    Four Army Cadets from across Great Britain were named as recipients of The Diana Award 2018.

    Jodie Standen (1st Btn The Highlanders ACF), Amanda Logan (Glasgow and Lanarkshire Btn ACF), Jessica Tappenden-Rowell (Yorkshire North and West ACF) and Amy Lee (Middlesex and North West London ACF) were all named when the Roll of…

  • Army Cadet wins prize at CVQO Westminster Award ceremony

    4 July 2018

    Jasmine Roper of Yorkshire North and West ACF, Scarborough Detachment was awarded the ILM Achievement Award at the CVQO Westminster Award ceremony which took place on Thursday 21st June at the House of Lords.

    All 11 finalists attended the event, where they were all given their ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management by…

  • Female cadets attend inspiring engineering event

    25 June 2018

    Over 150 female Army cadets from across the East Midlands and East Anglia assembled at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham last weekend to take part in a special event to help them to consider a career in engineering.

    Organised (in part) to celebrate Women in Engineering Day 2018, Exercise Sapper Cadet offered female cadets aged…

  • Welsh cadets take part in Cardiff STEM event

    20 June 2018

    Over 50 Welsh cadets recently attended a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) themed session at the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Alexandra Dock, Cardiff Bay.

    The Wales-wide group of teenagers included representatives from Fitzalan High School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and the Army Cadet Force (ACF).

  • Former cadet performs life saving CPR

    14 June 2018

    A former Army Cadet saved the life of a man who suffered a cardiac arrest in Mansfield town centre. Seventeen-year-old Melanie Jeske used the skills she had learned in the Army Cadet Force (ACF) and quickly called the emergency services before performing CPR.

    Melanie, along with another member of the public, was able to revive…

  • Cadets take part in Beating Retreat 2018

    13 June 2018

    Staffordshire and West Midlands Corps of Drums along with members of Gwent and Powys Army Cadet Force took centre stage last week at The Household Division's Beating Retreat.

    The evening pageant of music and military precision drill is performed on Horse Guards Parade in front of the beautiful backdrop of St James’s Park. It…

  • First Colonel Cadets for HQ South West appointed MBE

    12 June 2018

    The first Colonel Cadets for Headquarters South West has been appointed MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

    Colonel David Carson, who started his military career as a Reservist in 1980, has worked as part of both the ACF and the CCF for over 20 years and is one of 111 defence personnel to have been granted state honours…

  • One Thousand Mile Pedal Power Charity Challenge

    21 May 2018

    Two intrepid cyclists and staff members at the Army Cadet Force Association have cycled 1,000 miles in a bid to raise…

  • Cadets win places on South Africa adventure

    11 May 2018

    Two ACF cadets are off to South Africa after being named as finalists for the CVQO Westminster Award.After a tough few…

  • 144 complete intense Exercise Cadet Cambrian Patrol

    30 April 2018

    Last weekend, 144 young people gathered in Wales to tackle one of the most intense experiences available to cadets. In…

  • Accounting apprenticeship opportunity

    25 April 2018

    An opportunity has arisen to take the first step towards a career in finance​ with an apprenticeship at the Combined…