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Army Cadet Force

About the Army Cadet Force

picture of the army cadet force badgeThe ACF numbers around 45,000 cadets (aged 12-18) and 8,500 adult volunteers in 1,700 locations across the UK. It is one of the country's largest voluntary youth organisations. It is also one of the oldest and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010.

It accepts boys and girls from the age of 12 of all abilities and backgrounds. The intention is to help them develop physically, mentally and socially through exposure to a broad range of activities. Some of the activities have a military theme, others have more of a community focus and all seek to provide challenging and educational development in an exciting and adventurous setting. The ACF seeks to offer young people a unique blend of personal development opportunities, all designed to promote fun and friendship while also helping them prepare for success in their chosen path in life, whatever that might turn out to be.

13 Company, Greater London Army Cadet Force, South West Sector

The Company is pleased to support this valuable voluntary service through our affiliation with 13 Company, Greater London Army Cadet Force, South West Sector. The affiliation is intended to encourage the Officers, Adult Instructors, Cadets and detachments of 13 Company by the recognition of their achievements. We offer three awards each year:

We also look for opportunities to showcase the Cadets through their participation in some of our events.

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Cadets at weekend training camp.

picture of cadets at weekend training camp

Teamwork.

picture of the winners of the Cadet Peacemaker of the Year award and the Detachment of the Year award for community service given by the Company.

The winners of the Cadet Peacemaker of the Year award and the Detachment of the Year award for community service given by the Company.