At a glance…
- Age 12-18
- Fun, adventurous activities and sport
- Learn fieldcraft, survival skills and teamwork
- Gain qualifications
- Make great friends
With the motto ‘To inspire to Achieve’ the ACF gives young people (aged 12 to 18) marvellous opportunities to: sleep out under the stars and cook their own meals; take part in canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, overseas expeditions, target shooting, football, athletics, cross country, swimming; become proficient in map reading, first aid, fieldcraft, radios and weapon handling; and to gain The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and study for BTEC qualifications. Army Cadets also get involved with local community activities.
The highlight of Cadet training is the annual camp. This is a two-week adventure where Army Cadets practise fieldcraft and have fun with other detachments from all over the county.
Adults can also join the ACF as Adult Instructors. No previous military experience is needed, just plenty of enthusiasm.
There are four ACF Sectors in London with more than 100 detachments looked after by over 33 Permanent Support Staff and dozens of Adult Instructors.
- City of London and North East Sector ACF (020 8988 0320)
- Middlesex and North West London Sector ACF (020 8749 7956)
- South East London Sector ACF (020 8694 6533)
- South West London Sector ACF (020 7924 3229)