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The Army Cadet Force (ACF) is a cadet organisation based in the United Kingdom. It is a voluntary youth group sponsored by the Ministry of Defence (British Army). The ACF is largely composed of individual units. These units are organised into several different companies/squadrons, which in turn are organised into several different Corps or Regiments of their parent British Army units.


Most British counties have centralised cadet forces that make up the Army Cadet Force as a national whole. The counties are generally split into companies, each of which includes several 'detachments', the name given to a unit of cadets that parade in a particular town or village. Battalions are usually affiliated with a certain Regiment or Corps within the British Army, and wear their insignia including cap badge, colour of beret and stable belt subject to individual County/Area regulations. Detachments can be given special names, after famous battles fought by the British army, e.g. Rhine, Gibraltar and Waterloo. But some detachments are just called by the name of the town they reside in.


North East England[edit]

Cleveland ACF has detachments in:

Durham ACF has detachments in:

Northumbria ACF has detachments in:

North West England[edit]

Cheshire ACF has its HQ at Fox Barracks, Chester. It has detachments in Alsager, Birchwood, Chester (Abbots Park, The Castle), Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Great Sankey, Knutsford, Little Neston, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Northwich, Runcorn (Runcorn & Halton), Sandbach, Stockton Heath, Tarporley, Warrington, Weaverham, Woolston High School, Widnes, Wilmslow, Winsford.

Cumbria ACF has three companies: Arnhem company (North Cumbria) with detachments in Brampton, Currock, Caldew School, Wigton, Longtown, Penrith, Harraby, Eden Grove School, and Carlisle Castle; Burma company (South Cumbria) with detachments in Barrow, Ulverston, Walney Island, Windermere, Millom, Kendal and Dalton; and Chindit company (West Cumbria) with detachments in Aspatria, Workington, Maryport, Keswick, Cockermouth, Cleator Moor, Whitehaven.

Greater Manchester ACF has detachments in Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Bolton, Bredbury, Broughton, Bury, Chadderton, Cheadle Hulme, Crumpsall, Failsworth, Heywood, Hindley, Hulme, Hyde, Kearsley, Leigh, Manchester (Ardwick, Clifton, Flixton, Gorton, Levenshulme, Patricroft, Rusholme, Stretford, Tyldesley), Middleton, Oldham, Radcliffe, Rochdale, Sale, Salford, Shaw and Crompton, Stalybridge, Stockport, (Greek Street, Pear Hill, Reddish Road) and Wigan

The Isle of Man ACF has detachments in Castletown, Douglas, Peel and Ramsey.

Lancashire ACF has its HQ at Fullwood Barracks, Preston.

It has detachments in:

N (Normandy) Company

S (Salerno) Company

E (Egypt) Company

W (Wingate) Company

Merseyside ACF has detachments in Aintree, Birkenhead, Bootle, Crosby, Hightown, Hoylake, Huyton, Irby, Kirkby, Liverpool (Aigburth Road, Childwall Valley Road, Deysbrook Lane, Knotty Ash, Mather Avenue, Speke, Townsend Avenue), Moreton, Netherton, New Ferry, Newton-le-Willows, Oxton, Prescot, Southport, St Helens, Upton and Wallasey.

Yorkshire & Humberside[edit]

Humberside & South Yorkshire ACF has detachments in Ashby, Balby, Barnsley, Barton-upon-Humber, Bentley, Beverley, Bridlington, Brigg, Brough, Cleethorpes, Cottingham, Darfield, Doncaster, Driffield, Goole, Grimsby, Hedon, Hornsea, Howden, Hull (Cadet Centre East Hull, Halifax Barracks, Hymers College, Londesborough Barracks, Middleton Barracks, Sutton, Wenlock Barracks), Immingham, Kirton in Lindsey, Market Weighton, Mexborough, Pocklington, Rossington, Rotherham, Scunthorpe, Sheffield (Barnsley Road, Birdwell, Endcliffe, Gell Street, Greenhill, Mansfield Road), Thorne, Waltham, Willerby, Withernshaw and Wombwell and Wath upon Dearne.

Yorkshire North and West ACF has detachments in Allerton Bradford, at Thornton Old Road, Odsal, Shipley, Bingley, Bradford, Manningham Lane, Thornbury, Castleford, Catterick, Halifax, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Keighley, Knaresborough, Leeds (Bramley, Carlton Barracks, Harewood Barracks, Oakwood Lane, Seacroft, Yeadon), Spen Valley, Malton, Mirfield, Northallerton, Otley, Ripon, Scarborough, Selby, Skipton, Stokesley, Thirsk, Thongsbridge, Whitby, Woodlesford and York (Acomb, Duncombe Barracks, Fulford Road, Strensall Camp). Also E Company situated at Wakefield (HQ), Fitzwilliam, Dewsbury, Batley, New Willowgarth (Barnsley), South Elmsall, Normanton, Pontefract, Adwick & Ossett.

East Midlands[edit]

All Cadet Forces in the East Midlands Region report to the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadet Association.

Derbyshire ACF [1] has its County HQ in Sinfin:

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland ACF has detachments in Ashby, Barrow upon Soar, Barton Seagrave, Brackley, Braunstone, Broughton Astley, Castle Donington, Coalville, Corby, Daventry, Desford, Hinckley, Ibstock, Kettering, Leicester (Blackbird Road, Brentwood Road, Evington, Gooding Avenue, Mowmacre Road, Ulvercroft Road), Loughborough, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Mountsorrel, North Luffenham, Northampton (Barrack Road, Booth Lane, Briar Hill, Clare Street), Oadby, Oakham, Peterborough, Rothwell, Rushden, Shepshed, Towcester, Wellingborough and Wigston.

Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (Lincs ACF) has detachments in Billingborough, Boston, Bourne, Caistor Yarborough School, Cherry Willingham, Coningsby, Crowland, Gainsborough, Grantham, Holbeach, Horncastle, Kirton, Newport (Lincoln), Sobraon (Lincoln), Band (North Hykeham), Long Sutton, Louth, Mablethorpe, Market Deeping, Market Rasen, Metheringham, North Somercotes, North Hykeham, Phoenix School (Grantham), Priory City of Lincoln Academy, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, Stamford and Washingborough.

Lincs ACF is structured like most other Counties, it is broken down into 4 Companies, each of which contain several detachments. The different companies are named as followed:

Number 1 Company is the lead company in Lincs ACF, with Sobraon Barracks the headquarters of both 1 Coy and Lincs ACF. The Lincs ACF Headquarters, is a new build on the site of Sobraon Barracks. It was completed in March 2008, at a total cost of £1.33M, this was paid for by East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (EM RFCA) auctioning the old Barracks. This was done because the old barracks, situated in Newport in Lincoln, was falling into disrepair after the TA Detachment closed down in the 1990s leaving Lincs ACF the only occupants. Newport Barracks and its land was sold at £1.65M and so the total project left EM RFCA with an extra £0.32M. This saving was planned under its 'Spend to Save' scheme. The new Headquarters of Lincs ACF in Sobraon Barracks was officially opened in June 2009 by HM Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Mr Tony Worth, with a celebratory open day and the building being blessed by the Padre of Lincs ACF.

Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force has detachments in Arnold, Bakersfield, Beeston, Bilborough, Blidworth, Bulwell, Calverton, Carlton, Chilwell, Clifton, Clipstone, Eastwood, Harworth, Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Lenton, Mansfield, Newark, Ollerton, Retford, Ruddington, Sherwood, Southwell, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Tuxford, Warsop, West Bridgford, the nottingham academy (the newest detachment) and Worksop These are broken down into 4 units:

A Coy (Rifles)
B Coy (Mercians)
C Battery (SNH/1RHA Battery)
D Sqd (QRL and SRY)

West Midlands[edit]

Hereford and Worcester ACF

Shropshire Army cadet force has detachments in:

Staffordshire and West Midlands (North Sector) ACF

Warwickshire and West Midlands South Sector ACF

East England[edit]

Essex ACF has detachments in Basildon, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Brightlingsea, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Clacton, Colchester, Dovercourt, Epping, Grays, Great Baddow, Great Dunmow, Harlow, Leigh on Sea, Maldon, Manningtree, Melbourne, Chipping Ongar, Parsons Heath, Rayleigh, Saffron Walden, Shoeburyness, South Woodham Ferrers, Southend on Sea, Southminster, Stanford Le Hope, Tilbury, Waltham Abbey, Warley and WithamROMFORD.

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire ACF is arranged into 5 companies each with 8 detachments:

Cambridgeshire ACF has three companies:

Norfolk ACF has detachments in Acle, Attleborough, Aylsham, Costessey, Cromer, Dereham, Dersingham, Diss, Downham Market, Fakenham, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Harleston, Holt, Kings Lynn, Little Walsingham, Loddon, Long Stratton, North Walsham, Norwich, Swaffham, Thetford, Watton and Wymondham.

Norfolk ACF is split into three sub units

  • Cadet Norfolk Artillery
  • Cadet Norfolk Engineers
  • Britannia Company

Each of these sub units have their own headquarters and control a portion of the counties administration, through their detachments.

Suffolk ACF has detachments in Beccles, Bungay, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Haverhill, Ipswich, Ixworth, Kesgrave, Leiston, Lowestoft (North and South), Mildenhall, Stowmarket, Sudbury, Woodbridge and Wattisham.

South West England[edit]

The City and County of Bristol ACF is split into 3 companies (A, B and C coy) and has detachments in Bristol (Bishopsworth, Brislington, Clifton, Hanham, Horfield Common, Keynsham, Kingswood, Mangotsfield, Oldland Common, Patchway, Pilning, Purdown, Shirehampton, Speedwell, St George, Stockwood, Stoke Gifford, Winterstoke Road, Yate), Frampton Cottrell and Thornbury. Speedwell detctchment shares its unit base with Whitfield Corps of Drums. Also, a fourth company( D coy) exists, although informally, and contains only one detachment which is officially counted as a unit within the CCF.

Cornwall Cadet Battalion (The Rifles) ACF comprises three companies:

Devon ACF is broken down into 4 Companies with its Headquarters in Exeter.[1] Devon ACF's regimental affiliation is to the Rifles, an Infantry Regiment in the British Army which counts the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment amongst its antecedent regiments. The Detachments of Devon ACF are as follows:

Devon ACF also consists of a Corps of Drums, which is a musical non-military detachment.

Dorset ACF[6] consists of one battalion sized unit containing 5 companies.[7]

Gloucestershire Cadet Battalion (The Rifles) ACF has detachments in Bishop's Cleeve, Bourton-on-the-Water, Brockworth, Cheltenham, Cinderford, Cirencester, Coleford, Dursley, Fairford, Gloucester (Eastern Avenue, Malmesbury Road, Milton Avenue), Innsworth, Moreton-in-Marsh, Newent, Stonehouse, Stroud, Tetbury, Tewkesbury and Wotton-under-Edge.

Somerset Cadet Battalion (The Rifles) ACF has detachments in: Gibraltar Company - Burnham-on-Sea, Cheddar, Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead, Weston-Super-Mare, Worle, Yatton Jellalabad Company - Bridgwater, Cannington, Doniford, Minehead, Taunton, (Bishops Hull, Bishops Foxes and Priorswood), Wellington. Normandy Company - Bath, Coleford, Frome, Glastonbury, Midsomer Norton, Paulton, Shepton Mallet, Wells. Salamanca Company - Bruton (Sexeys School), Castle Cary, Chard, Crewkerne, Ilminster, Langport, Martock, and Yeovil.

Wiltshire ACF has 4 companies. Their affiliate regiments are the Rifles, the Royal Artillery, the Tank Regiment, the Royal Corps of Signals and the Wessex Yeomanry.

A (Ferozeshah): Abbey Park School, Swindon Academy, Dorcan Academy, Royal Wooton Basset, Church Place

B (Anzio): Abbeyfield, Calne, Colerne, Corsham Devizes, Marlborough

C (Arakan): Melksham, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury, Lavington, Tisbury

D (Gallipolli): Larkhill, Sarum Academy, Old Sarum, Downton, Bulford

South East England[edit]

Buckinghamshire (The Rifles) ACF consists of 4 Companies: A, E, I and G. Detachments are located in Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Bletchley, Booker, Buckingham, Chesham, Great Missenden, High Wycombe, Land End, Marlow, Milton Keynes (Blakelands, Leon School, Conniburrow, Kents Hill) Princes Risborough, Winslow and Wolverton

Hampshire and Isle of Wight ACF[2] Consist of 2 Battalions, each containing 3 Companies; 1st Hampshire and Isle of Wight ACF (A, B and C Companies) and 2nd Hampshire and Isle of Wight ACF (X, Y and Z Companies), and also a Band & Corps of Drums. It has detachments in Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Basingstoke Bembridge, Bishop's Waltham, Blackfield, Bordon Garrison, Brockenhurst, Browndown, Connaught, Cove, Cowplain, East Cowes, Eastleigh, FairOak, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet, Fordingbridge, Freshwater, Gibraltar Barracks, Gosport, Hayling Island, Hythe, Itchen, Kings School, Winchester, Lee-on-Solent, Leigh Park, Liss, Lymington, Middle Wallop, Millbrook, New Milton, Newport, Old Basing, Overton, Park Gate, Portsmouth (Cosham, Hilsea, HM Naval Base), Romsey, Ryde, Sandown, Southampton (Burgoyne Road, Milbrook Road, Bittern Park School), St Helens, Totland, Totton, Ventnor, Winchester (Newburgh Street, Romsey Road, Worthy Down).

Kent ACF Is made up of 3 companies and a squadron. These are 'A' Company, 'B' Company, 'D' Company and Kent RE Squadron. Kent ACF has detachments in Ashford, Aylesham, Burham, Canterbury, Cranbrook, Dartford, Deal, Ditton, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Hawkinge, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Margate, Paddock Wood, Ramsgate, Rochester, Sandwich, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Shorncliffe, Sittingbourne, Snodland, St Marys Bay, Strood, Swanley, Tenterden, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Walderslade, Westerham, Whitstable and Wrotham.

Oxfordshire (The Rifles) ACF [3] comprises four companies (Somme, Nivelle, Quebec and Calais) and has detachments in Abingdon, Bicester, Banbury, Burford, Carterton, Chipping Norton, Didcot, Eynsham, Faringdon, Henley, Oxford (Blackbird Leys, Donnington Bridge Road, Elsfield Way, Kidlington, Marston Road, Oxpens Road), Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Wheatley, Witney and Woodstock.

The Royal County of Berkshire ACF consists of 3 companies(A Coy Guards),18 Troop Windsor Household Cavalry, 1 Platoon Windsor Grenadier Guards, 2 Platoon Cippenham Coldstream Guards, 3 Platoon Slough Scots Guards, 4 Platoon Ascot Irish Guards,5 Platoon Maidenhead Welsh Guards. (B Coy Rifles),13 Platoon Burghfield The Rifles,14 Platoon Newbury The Rifles,15 Platoon Theale The Rifles,16 Platoon Thatcham The Rifles,17 Platoon Whitley The Rifles.(C Coy REME), 6 Platoon Woodley REME,7 Platoon Bracknell REME,8 Platoon Reading REME,9 Platoon Caversham REME,10 Platoon Wokingham REME,11 Platoon Arborfield REME, Band Detachment Reading.

Surrey ACF consists of 5 companies (A, B, C,D and E coy which has detachments in Addlestone, Banstead, Camberley, Caterham, Chertsey, Chobham, Cranleigh, Deepcut, Dorking, Farncombe, Farnham, Felbridge, Guildford, Haslemere, Horley, Leatherhead, Lingfield, Merrow, Mytchett, Pirbright, Redhill, Reigate, Walton-on-Thames and Woking.

Sussex ACF is split into 5 companies (A, B, C,D and E) and has detachments in Bexhill-on-Sea, Bognor Regis, Brighton - County HQ and E Company HQ, Burgess Hill, Chichester - B Company HQ, Crawley, Crowborough, Eastbourne - A Company HQ, Hailsham, Hastings Haywards Heath - C Company HQ, Heathfield, Horsham, St Bedes, Hove, Hurstpierpoint, Lewes, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Newhaven, Seaford, Shoreham-by-Sea - D Company HQ, Steyning, Thorney Island and Worthing.


City of London and North East Sector ACF has detachments in Albion Road, Barking, Burnham Street, Clifton Street, Dagenham, East Ham, Hainault, Ilford, Mile End Road, Newbury Park, Parkhurst Road, Romford, South Hornchurch, Upminster, West Ham, Weston Walk, Whipps Cross and Woodford Green.

Middlesex and North West London Sector ACF with its HQ in Hammersmith is split into four companies:

19 Company has detachments in 191 Uxbridge Royal Corps of Signals (Middlesex Yeomanry), 192 Heston AAC, 193 Southall RLC, 194 Hounslow PWRR, 195 Staines PWRR, 196 Twickenham RE, 197 Feltham RRF, 198 Ickenham (Douay Martyrs School Detachment Life Guards) and 199 (Kneller Hall) Corps of Army Music.

20 Company has detachments in Harrow (201 Royal Army Medical Corps), Acton (202 Royal Engineers), Brentford (203 Royal Logistic Corps), White City (204 Parachute Regiment) Company HQ, Wembley (205 Parachute Regiment), Chiswick (206 Royal Signals), Crownhill Road, Hammersmith (207 Royal Signals) Hammersmith Road, Willesden (208 Royal Regiment of Fusilers), (Cardinal Hinsley High School Detachment) (209 Grenadier Guards) and (Hatch End High School Detachment) (2010 London Irish Rifles).

21 Company has detachments in Edgware Company HQ, Haringey, Finchley, Kingsbury, Hornsey, (Copthall School Detachment), Tottenham and Barnet.

23 Company has detachments in Fulham, Westminster, Camden, (City of Westminster City School Detacthment), Kensington, Chelsea, Regent's Park (238 Royal Logistic Corps) and (St James School Detachment Parachute Regiment).

Greater London South East Sector ACF with his HQ in Blackheath is split into 3 companies:

No 7 (London Yeomanry) has detachments located in Camberwell 71 London Irish Rifles, Bermondsey 72 Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, Upper Tulse Hill 74 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Kennington 75 Royal Army Medical Corps, Clapham 76 Royal Logistics Corps / 77 RIFLES, Lordship lane 78 Grenadier Guards, Peckham Rye 79 Coldstream Guards,

Coy, No 9 (London Artillery) has detachments located in Catford 92, Blackheath 94 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Eltham 95 London Scottish Regiment, Grove Park 96, Woolwich 97 and Lee 99 London Irish Rifles

No 10 (KENT) Coy has detachments located in Penge 101, St Mary Cray 103, Bromley 104, Sidcup 106, Bexleyheath 107, Erith 108, Belvedere 109, Biggin Hill, and Walworth.

Greater London South West Sector ACF with its HQ in St John's Hill is split into three companies:

13 Company has detachments in Battersea 131 Royal Tank Regiment, Wandsworth 133 Royal Military Police, Morden 134 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Balham 135 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, (Wimbledon College Detachment) 136 Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and Putney 137 Grenadier Guards

14 Company has detachments in Shirley 143 Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, Croydon 144 Blues & Royals /146 Royal Logistic Corps, New Addington 145 London Scottish, Coulsdon 148 Royal Corps of Signals and (Virgo Fidelis Convent School Detachment) 149 Rifles

15 Company has detachments in Kingston upon Thames 151 /156 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Cobham 152 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, (Esher CofE High School Detachment) 153 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Epsom 154, Ewell 155 Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and Sutton 157 Royal Artillery


1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF[edit]

With detachments in

Inverness Company - Aviemore, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Fortrose, Raigmore and Inverness

Moray Company - Culloden, Ardersier (temporarily disbanded), Nairn, Forres, Elgin and Pipes & Drums, Culloden

Ross Company - Alness, Dingwall, Dornoch, Kyle, Ardgay, Portree, Dunvegan and Tain

Caithness Company - Brora, Castletown, Thurso and Wick, Halkirk and BettyHill

Western Isles Company - Benbecula, Harris, Daliburgh, Stornaway, Back, Ness

2nd Battalion The Highlanders ACF[edit]

With detachments in

Angus and Dundee Battalion ACF[edit]

Arras Company - Kirriemuir Black Watch, Forfar Black Watch, Arbroath Black Watch, Brechin Black Watch and Montrose Royal Artillery.

Cambria Company - Arbroath Royal Artillery, Panmure Black Watch, Carnoustie Black Watch, Monifieth Black Watch and Grove Black Watch.

Salamanca Company - Stobswell Black Watch, Royal Signals, RAMC, Para Detachment and Dundee Royal Artillery.

Waterloo Company - Dundee DGs, Newport DGs, Royal Engineers, St Mary's Black Watch and Kirkton Black Watch.

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Battalion ACF[edit]

Divided into five companies (affiliated to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) and one squadron (affiliated to the Royal Tank Regiment).

Black Watch Battalion ACF With detachments in Auchterarder, Balligry, Blairgowrie, Cowdenbeath, Crieff, Dunfermline, Dunkeld, Perth, Cupar, Glenrothes, Kinross, Kirkcaldy, Leven, Newburgh, Rosyth, St Andrews and Stanley.

The Orkney Independent Cadet Battery ACF has its detachment in Kirkwall.

The Shetland Independent Cadet Battery ACF has its detachment in Lerwick.

Glasgow and Lanarkshire Battalion ACF[edit]

The battalion is divided into four companies (which are affiliated with; Royal Scots Borderers, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Royal Artillery, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Royal Engineers, Scots Guards & Royal Signals

Lothian and Borders Battalion ACF[edit]

Lothian and Borders Battalion Army Cadet Force has over 550 cadets and 150 adult volunteers in 33 detachments spread right across the capital city of Edinburgh and the Lothian and the Borders areas of Scotland. Most detachments in the battalion parade between 1900 and 2100 hours on two evenings each week. Each company is named after a unique Battle Honours.

The battalion is split into six companies as follows:

Tangier Company: City of Edinburgh

  • 18 Platoon - East Claremont Street
  • 20 Platoon - Colinton Road (Regular detachment plus the Pipes and Drums corps)
  • 21 Troop - Chesser Crescent
  • 22 Troop - Lanark Road
  • 23 Troop - McDonald Road

Alma Company: Mid Lothian

  • 10 Platoon - Bonnyrigg
  • 11 Platoon - Penicuik
  • 12 Platoon - Dalkeith
  • 19 Troop - Gilmerton
  • 35 Troop - Alnwickhill
  • 36 Platoon - Loanhead

Burma Company: West Lothian

  • 26 Platoon - Livingston
  • 27 Platoon - Bathgate
  • 29 Platoon - Whitburn

Rhine Company: West Edinburgh and West Lothian

  • 17 Platoon - Granton
  • 24 Platoon - South Queensferry
  • 25 Troop - Linlithgow
  • 28 Platoon - Broxburn
  • Uniformed Services - Broxburn Academy

Minden Company: The Scottish Borders

  • 1 Platoon - Eyemouth
  • 2 Platoon - Duns
  • 4 Platoon - Kelso
  • 5 Platoon - Jedburgh
  • 6 Platoon - Hawick
  • 8 Platoon - Galashiels
  • 9 Platoon - Selkirk
  • 15 Platoon - Peebles
  • Uniformed Services - Hawick High School

Kohima Company: East Lothian

  • 14 Troop - Musselburgh
  • 16 Platoon - Dunbar
  • 31 Platoon - Tranent
  • 32 Platoon - Prestonpans
  • 34 Platoon - North Berwick
  • 33 Troop - Haddington

Drumshoreland Weekend Training Centre is the headquarters for Lothian & Borders Army Cadet Force. Situated just south of Broxburn in West Lothian, Drumshoreland houses the permanent staff from the battalion everyday where they work to ensure the smooth running of the battalion's day-to-day operations. As well as this, Drumshoreland is the location at which many weekend training camps take place including courses and training which take longer from the 3* JCIC & Outreach Programme's Lothian & Borders ACF conducts to other courses conducted on a National or Regional level for the ACFA. The Duke Of Edinburgh's Award and The Prince's Trust. Drumshoreland is also used periodically to house various guests including the Regular & Territorial Army plus visitors from overseas such as The Royal Canadian Army Cadets.

The West Lowland Battalion ACF[edit]

With detachments in Ayr, Erskine, Gourock, Port Glasgow, Renfrew, Rothesay, Saltcoats. Annan


Clwyd & Gwynedd ACF[edit]

Amalgamated as a region in April 2009, there are now six cadet companies most of the detachments are badged Royal Welsh with the exception of a few which are listed below. Tywyn detachment recently came back to their old roots by rejoining Clwyd & Gwynedd ACF from Gwent & Powys ACF. The Cadet Commandant is Colonel L T Williams VR. and the CEO Major B Pagent. The Corp of Drums are also badged Royal Welsh, wearing their scarlets for their parades.

  • Albuhera Company ' ' 'Commanded by Major G M Jones and covers the following Detachments:-

Mold (QDG), Buckley (RW), Llangollen (RW), Wrexham (RW), Rossett (RW), Bradley (WG), Brynteg (RW), Rhosllannerchrugog (RW).

  • Somme Company ' ' 'Commanded by Major D Ellie and covers the following Detachments:-

Deeside (RW), Holywell (RW), Flint (RW), Mostyn (RW), Kinmel (RW), Prestatyn (REME), Denbigh (RW)

  • Burma Company ' ' ' Commanded by Major B Borland and covers the following Detachments:-

Amlwch (RW), Colwyn Bay (RW), Holyhead (RW), Llangefni (RW), Menai Bridge (RW), Bangor (RA), Bethesda (RW), Penmaenmawr (RW), Conwy (RW), Llandudno (RA).

  • Minden Company ' ' 'Commanded by Major R Maxwell and covers the following Detachments:-

Caernarfon (RW), Llanberis (RW), Penygroes (RW), Pwllheli (RW), Porthmadog (QDG), Barmouth (RW), Blaunau FFestiniog (RW), Dolgellau (RW), Tywyn (RW), Capel Curig (RW).

  • Crecy Company ' ' 'Commanded by Major J Hurst Senior Cadet Training Company
  • Martinique Company ' ' 'Basic Training Company commanded by Major M Prangnell

Adult Training. Commanded by Major M Prangnell

Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF[edit]

Amalgamated as a region in April 2009, when Dyfed amalgamated with Glamorgan at a ceremony held at the new HQ in Bridgend. The main cap badge is that of the Royal Welsh worn by 5 Companies, although there is 1 detachment that wear the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers Cap badge, there are also another 2 Companies who wear Welsh Guards and Queen Dragoon Guards cap badges respectively.

The County HQ - Bridgend TA Centre.

Commandant - Colonel Brian Westlake Tomms.

CEO - LtCol (Retd) Kevin Smith

A Company (Cardiff) - Commanded by Major K Hawkins

  • Barry
  • Cathays
  • Ely
  • Fairwater
  • Gabalfa
  • Llandaff North
  • Penarth
  • Rhoose
  • Ty Llewellyn

B (Rorkes Drift) Company (Swansea & Neath Port Talbot) - Commanded by Major T McCutcheon

  • Clydach
  • Glamorgan Street (Cap badged Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers)
  • Gorseinon
  • Morfa
  • Morriston
  • Neath
  • Port Talbot
  • The Grange
  • Townhill

C Company (Bridgend) - Commanded by Major

  • Beddau
  • Bridgend
  • Litchard
  • Maesteg
  • Pontypridd
  • Porthcawl
  • Talbot Green
  • Tonyrefail

D Company (Merthyr, Aberdare & Rhondda) - Commanded by Major L Martin

  • Cwmbach
  • Dowlais
  • Ferndale
  • Hirwaun
  • Merthyr
  • Mountain Ash
  • Pentre
  • Treharris

E Squadron, QDG's (Pembrokeshire) - Commanded by Major

  • Fishguards
  • Haverfordwest
  • Milford Haven
  • Narberth
  • Neyland
  • Pembroke Dock
  • St Clears
  • Tenby
  • Burry Port (Cap badged Royal Welsh)
  • Llanelli (Cap badged Royal Welsh)
  • Trimsaran (Cap badged Royal Welsh)

F Company.

  • Llanelli - Corps of Drums

G Company, Welsh Guards (Ceredigion) - Commanded by Major D Priddy

  • Aberaeron
  • Aberystwyth
  • Cardigan
  • Lampeter
  • Newcastle Emlyn
  • Ammanford (Cap badged Royal Welsh)
  • Carmarthen (Cap badged Royal Welsh)
  • Cross Hands (Cap badged Royal Welsh)
  • Garnant (Cap badged Royal Welsh)

Gwent and Powys ACF[edit]

County HQ: Cwrt Y Gollen
Commandant - Col R J G Hughes
Deputy Commandant - Lt Col T Sturges

Safety Officer - CEO - Maj Munroe

Formerly Gwent ACF : Lt Col I R Gumm

Formerly Powys ACF : Lt Col D Saunders

  • A Battery - Radnorshire Area (Royal Artillery)
  • Zulu Company (B&C Companies amalgamated to form Zulu Company - Montgomeryshire Area & Brecnockshire Area)

The Band of G&P ACF - Gwent and Powys ACF band is badged to the Welsh Guards.

Northern Ireland[edit]

Both Battalions Headquartered in Carryduff, Co. Down.

1st (N.I.) Battalion, Army Cadet Force
Consisting of 4 Companies - A, B, C, D and a specialised training company: Namur Company which trains cadets Going for 3 Star, covering the North and West of Northern Ireland, including some areas of North Belfast. Training centre is the new North West Training Centre, Magilligan. Cap badges include: Royal Irish Regiment, Royal Artillery, Royal Army Medical Corps, Army Air Corps, Irish Guards, Royal Signals, Royal Logistics Corps, Royal Dragoon Guards and Royal Engineers.

A Coy covers Co. Fermanagh and Tyrone (Entirely cap badged to Royal Irish Regiment with exception of Portora detachment) B Coy covers the city and county of Londonderry (except for Magherafelt) C Coy covers Co. Antrim (excluding Belfast) and Magherafelt D Coy covers North Belfast

Positions in the Battalion

Commandant: Col Shepphard Deputy Commandant: Lt Col Carruthers for the West (A and B Coy) and Lt Col Taylor for the East (C and D Coy)

2nd (N.I.) Battalion, Army Cadet Force
Consisting of 4 Companies - E, F, G and H
E Coy - Covers most of lower Down and Armagh, They all badged Royal Irish Regiment
F Coy - Covers outskirts of Belfast and other part of Co. Down
G Coy - Covers most of North Down and Ards Pensulia
H Coy - Covers the rest of Belfast and Lisburn
2nd Bn trains at the Caledon Cadet Training Centre, Ballykinler. Cap badges include : Royal Irish Regiment (All of E Coy are badged RIR), Royal Artillery, Queens Royal Hussars (Only detachment in Northern Ireland to wear this is in G Coy), Royal Logistics, Royal Engineers, Irish Guards, Royal Corps of Signals and Adjutant General's Corps.
2nd Battalion also has a specialised company called Anzio Company that offers training for the 3 star cadets like 1st Battalion.

34 Cadet Training Team offer training to both Battalions and also organise both Battalions SCIC Training at their annual camps.


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