List of Army Cadet Force units

The Army Cadet Force (ACF) is a cadet organisation based in the United Kingdom. It is a voluntary youth group which 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 ACF 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

Cleveland ACF has detachments in Billingham, Dormanstown, Guisborough, Hardwick, Hartburn, Hartlepool, Ingleby Barwick, Loftus, Middlesbrough (Lytton Street, Bramble Farm, Burlam Road, Coulby Newham, Eston, Marton Road, Ormesby Road, Stockton Road), Nunthorpe, Redcar, Saltburn by the Sea, Skelton, Stockton, Thornaby, Yarm.

Durham ACF has detachments in Barnard Castle, Birtley, Bishop Auckland, Blaydon, Bowburn, Chester Le Street, Chilton, Consett, Coxhoe, Darlington, Durham, Felling, Gateshead, Hebburn, Horden, Houghton-Le-Spring, Jarrow, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee, Seaburn, Seaham, Shiney Row, South Shields, Spennymoor, Stanley, Sunderland, Ushaw Moor, Washington, Willington, Wingate

Northumbria ACF has detachments in Alnwick, Amble, Ashington, Bedlington, Belford, Berwick upon Tweed, Broomhill, Blyth, Cramlington, Gosforth, Guide Post, Hexham, Heaton, Killingworth, Monkseaton, Morpeth, Newbiggin, Newcastle (Fenham Barracks, Sandyford Road, Kenton Lane, Kingston Park, Jackson Avenue, Slatyford Lane), Prudhoe, Rothbury, Tynemouth, Walker, Wallsend, Whitley Bay, Wooler.

North West England

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, Morton School, 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: Galgate, Garstang, Morecambe, Heysham, Lancaster (Lancaster and Lunesdale Detachments), Carnforth.
S (Salerno) Company: Preston (Preston Corps of Drums and Preston Detachments), Skelmersdale, Ormskirk, Chorley, Leyland.
E (Egypt) Company: Rishton (Gallipoli), Accrington, Burnley (Kimberley and Waterloo) Detachments, Barnoldswick, Brierfield.
W (Wingate) Company: Blackpool (Palatine and Blackpool) Detachments, Kirkham and Weeton, Preesall (St Aidans Detachment), Thornton, Fleetwood.
C (Corunna) Company: Dunkirk, Penwortham, Lostock Hall, Blackburn (Quebec, Royal Signals and Somme Detachments).

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

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.

Yorkshire North and West ACF has detachments in Allerton Bradford, at Thornton Old Road, Wibsey, Baildon, 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

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, 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 Lincoln, 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 it's 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 unit's A Coy (Rifles) B Coy (Mercians) C Battery (SNH/1RHA Battery) D Sqd (QRL and SRY)

West Midlands

Hereford and Worcester ACF

Shropshire Army cadet force has detachments in Bishops Castle, Bridgnorth, Broseley, Ellesmere, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Newport, Oswestry, Shifnal, Shrewsbury (Copthorne Barracks, Church Stretton, Pontesbury, Scott Street, Sundorne Road), Telford (Dawley Bank, Madeley, Trench, Wellington), Wem and Whitchurch.

Staffordshire and West Midland North Sector ACF has detachments in Aldridge, Bilston, Bloxwich, Brockmoor, Brownhills, Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Cheadle, Dudley (Roford Court, Scotts Green, Vicar Street), Hednesford, Leek, Lichfield, Longton, Newcastle, Oldbury, Old Hill, Perton, Rugeley, Stafford, sedgley, Stoke (Cobridge, Hanley, Hartshill, Longton, Perton, Stockton Brook, Tunstall), Stone, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, Walsall, Warley, West Bromwich, Willenhall, Wolverhampton and Wombourne.

Warwickshire and West Midlands South Sector ACF has detachments in Alcester, Atherstone, Birmingham (Acocks Green, Alum Rock, Aston, Chelmsley Wood, Glascote, Harborne, Kings Heath, Northfield, Perry Barr, Saltley, Sheldon, Shirley, Small Heath, Sparkhill), Canley, Coventry (Holyhead Road, Radford, Wyken, Kingsbury, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sutton Coldfield and Warwick.

East England

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, 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 has detachments in Berkhamsted, Bishops Stortford, Borehamwood, Buntingford, Cheshunt, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, Letchworth, Rickmansworth, Royston, South Oxhey, St Albans, Stevenage (north and south), Waltham Cross, Ware, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Ampthill, Bedford, Biggleswade, Bromham, Chicksands, Cranfield, Dunstable, Harrowden, Kempston, Leagrave, Leighton Buzzard, Lidlington, Luton, Sandy, Sharnbrook, Stanbridge, Stotfold, Toddington and Wootton.

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.

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

South West England

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 has detachments in Ashburton, Barnstaple, Bideford, Bovey Tracey, Braunton, Brixham, Budleigh Salterton, Chumleigh, Crediton, Cullompton, Exeter, Holsworthy, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth (Crownhill, Derriford, John Kitto School, Mutley, Plympton, Trevethick Road), Plymstock, Sidmouth, South Molton, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tiverton, Torquay, Torrington, Totnes and Uffculme and Devon ACF Corps of Drums, which is a musical non-military detatchment.

Dorset ACF[1] consists of one battalion sized unit containing 4 companies (A, B, C and D Companies). A Company has detachments in Beaminster, Dorchester, Bridport, Portland and Weymouth. B Company has detachments in Blandford, Gillingham, Shaftesbury and Sherborne. C company has detachments in Bovington, Christchurch, Lytchett Matravers, West Moors and Wimborne. D Company has detachments in Bournemouth (Boscombe), Parkstone, Poole, Rossmore and Wallisdown. There are also two Channel Islands detachments, Guernsey and Alderney.

Gloucestershire Cadet Battalion 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 detachments in Bulford, Calne, Chippenham, Colerne, Corsham, Devizes, Downton, Larkhill, Marlborough, Melksham, Netheravon, Old Sarum, Sarum Academy, Swindon, Tidworth, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury and Wootton Bassett.

South East England

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, Hazelmere, 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 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 has detachments in Arborfield, Ascot, Bracknell, Burghfield Common, Caversham, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Tadley, Thatcham, Theale, Whitley, Windsor, Wokingham and Woodley

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 3 companies (A,B and C) and has detachments in Bexhill-on-Sea, Bognor Regis, Brighton - A company and county HQ, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, Crowborough, Eastbourne, Emsworth, Hailsham, Haywards Heath, Heathfield, Horsham - B company HQ, Hove, Hurstpierpoint, Lewes, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Newhaven, Pulborough, Seaford, Shoreham-by-Sea, St Leonards-on-Sea, Steyning, Storrington - now closed, 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 is split into four companies:

19 Company has detacthments in Uxbridge, Heston, Southall, Hounslow, Staines, Twickenham, Feltham and (Douay Martyrs School Detachment Life Guards).

20 Company has detacthments in Harrow (201 Royal Army Medical Corps), Acton(202), Brentford, White City, Wembley(205 Para), Chiswick, Crownhill Road, Hammersmith(208 Fusileers), Hammersmith Road, Willesden and (Cardinal Hinsley High School Scoot Detachment Grenadier Guards).

21 Company has detachments in Edgware, Haringey, Finchley, Kingsbury, Hornsley, (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 and (St James School Detachment Parachute Regiment).

London South East Sector ACF has detachments in Woolwich, Belvedere, Bermondsey, Bexleyheath, Biggin Hill, Blackheath, Bromley, Camberwell, Catford, Charlton, Clapham, Eltham, Erith, Grove Park, Kennington, Lee, Lordship lane, Peckham, Penge, Sidcup, St Mary Cray, Upper Tulse Hill and Walworth.

Greater London South West Sector ACF has detachments in Balham High Road, Cobham, Coulsdon, Croydon, Epsom, Ewell, Hackbridge, Kingston, Merton, Morden, New Addington, Putney, Reigate, Richmond, Southfields, St John's Hill, Sutton and Wandsworth.


1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF With detachments in Alness, Ardersier, Aviemore, Brora, Castletown, Culloden, Dingwall, Dornoch, Dunvegan, Elgin, Forres, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Fortrose, Inverness, Kyle, Nairn, Port of Ness, Portree, South Uist, Stornaway, Tain, Thurso and Wick[Tarbolton].

2nd Battalion The Highlanders ACF With detachments in

Angus and Dundee Battalion ACF With detachments in Arbroath, Birkhill, Brechin, Carnoustie, Dundee (Broughty Ferry, Burn Street, Dalkeith Road, Mid Craigee Road, St Columbia Gardens, Strathmore Avenue, Yarrow Terrace), Forfar, Kirriemuir, Montrose and Newport-on-Tay.

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Battalion ACF

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 With detachments in Airdrie, Bellshill, Coalburn, East Kilbride, Glasgow (Auldhouse Road, Cambuslang, Carmunnock Road, Broomhill, Easterhouse, Hotspur Street, Houldshortt Street, Invercanny Place, Jardine Street, Killin Street, Polmadie Avenue, Whitefield Road), Hamilton, Lanark, Larkhall, Motherwell, Newmains and Strathaven.

Lothian and Borders Battalion ACF With detachments in Bathgate, Bonnyrigg, Broxburn, Coldstream, Dalkeith, Dunbar, Duns, Edinburgh (Main, Alnwickhill, Chesser Crescent, Claremont Street, Colinton Road, Granton Square, Lanark Road, MacDonald Road), Eyemouth, Galashiels, Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Linlithgow, Livingston, Loanhead, Musselburgh, North Berwick, Peebles, Penicuik, Prestonpans, Selkirk, South Queensferry, Tranent and Whitburn.

The West Lowland Battalion ACF With detachments in Annan, Auchinleck, Ayr, Barrhead, Brodick, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, Dalmellington, Dalry, Dumfries, Erskine, Girvan, Gourock, Irvine, Johnstone, Kilmarnock, Kirkconnel, Kirkcudbright, Lockerbie, Newton Stewart, Paisley, Patna, Port Glasgow, Renfrew, Rothesay, Saltcoats, Stranraer, Tarbolton, Troon and Drongan.


Glamorgan ACF consists of 4 companies covering the South & South West of Wales. The main cap badge is of the Royal Welsh, although there are 1 or 2 detachments that wear the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers Cap badge. The County HQ is at the Bridgend TA Centre, and it has detachments in Aberbargoed, Aberdare, Barry, Beddau, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff ( Ely, Fairwater, Llandaff North, Llanrumney, Maindy Barracks, Westgate Street), Dowlais, Ferndale, Hirwaun, Maesteg, Merthyr, Mountain Ash, Neath, Penarth, Pengam, Pontyclun, Pontycymmer, Pontypridd, Port Talbot, Porthcawl, Rhondda, Rhoose, Swansea (Alamein Road, Birchgrove, Blackpill, Clydach, Glamorgan Street, Gorseinon, Hafod, Morriston, Townhill), Treboeth, Tonyrefail and Treharris.

Clwyd & Gwynedd ACF amalgamated as a reigion in April 2009, there are now six cadet companys 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 root by rejoining Clwyd & Gwynedd ACF from Powys & Gwent ACF. The Commanding Officer is Colonel A V Jones MBE.TD. and the CEO Major J Hewitt.

Clwyd and Gwynedd website *[4]

  • Albuhera Company ' ' 'Commanded by Major J. Humphreys and covers the following Detachments:-

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

  • Somme Company ' ' 'Commanded by Major G.Jones and covers the following Detachments:-

Deeside (RW), Holywell (RW), Flint (RW), Mostyn (RW), Colwyn Bay (RW), Abergele (RW), Kinmel (RW), Prestatyn (REME).

  • Burma Company ' ' ' Commanded by Captain J. Baxindale and covers the following Detachments:-

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

  • Minden Company ' ' 'Commanded by Captain M. Prangnell and covers the following Detachments:-

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

  • Crecy Company ' ' 'Commanded by Captain A. Van-Falier Senior Cadet Training Company
  • Martinique Company ' ' 'Commanded by Major C. Peters Basic Training Company

Dyfed ACF is formed by 3 regiments, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards, The Royal Welsh Regiment and the Welsh Guards. It has detachments in

Aberraeron Aberystwyth Ammanford Burry Port Camarthen Cardigan Crosshands Fishguard Garnant Haverfordwest Lampeter Llanbydder Llandeilo Llanelli Milford Haven Newcastle Emlyn Neyland Pembroke Pembroke Dock St Clears Tenby Trimsaran

Gwent and Powys ACF since amalgamating have sub-divided into 6 companys

Formerly Powys ACF :- (Lt Col Evans) A Battery - Radnorshire Area (Royal Artillery) B Company - Montgomeryshire Area (Royal Welsh, formerly RWF) C Company - Brecnockshire Area (Royal Welsh, formerly RRW)

Formerly Gwent ACF :- (Lt Col Hughes) D Company (formerly Mons Coy) - Monmouthshire Area (mixture of Cap badges, R Mon RE, R Welsh) E Company (formerly Salamanca Coy) - central Gwent i.e. Brynmawr, Blackwood and Cascade area (mixture of Cap badges, R Welsh, RA) F Company (formerly Arras Coy) - Newport and surrounding Area(s). (Mixture of Cap badges, Queens Dragoon Guards, R Welsh, R mon RE, RA)

Gwent and Powys ACF band is badged to the Welsh Guards.

Gwent and Powys Signals Training Team and cadets are soon to be given the opportunity to re-badge Royal Signals.

Commandant - Col R E Stafford - Tolley CEO - Maj Munroe

Dofe Wales *[5] Dofe ACF *[6] and The DofE *[7]

Northern Ireland

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)

There are currently over 500 cadets in the battalion and it regularly successfully competes in sports and military skills competition.

2nd (N.I.) Battalion, Army Cadet Force
Consisting of 4 Companies - E, F, G, and H, covering the South and East of Northern Ireland, and including the majority of Belfast. 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, Royal Logistics, Royal Engineers, Irish Guards, Royal Corps of Signals and Adjutant General's Corps


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