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Cleveland Army Cadet Force

The Army Cadet Force is a national, voluntary, uniformed youth organisation. It is sponsored by the Army but not part of it and neither the cadets nor the adult volunteer leaders are subject to military call-up.  They offer a broad range of challenging adventurous and educational activities, some of them on a military theme. Their aim is to inspire young people to achieve success in life and develop in them the qualities of a good citizen.

The uniform is provided free of charge for the whole time your child is in the cadets, though you may be asked for a small deposit.  All you need to buy is a good pair of boots.  Detachments usually meet on two evenings a week and there are also some weekend activities, such as sports competitions, short hiking expeditions or camps in the local area.  Once a year during the school summer holiday, everyone in the Army Cadet Force has the opportunity to go away on ‘annual camp’ - an action-packed trip of one or two weeks at a military training area somewhere in the UK with the rest of the ACF from your local area.  For most cadets, this is the undoubted highlight of the year.

Costs are kept as low as possible.  Most detachments will ask for a small sub of something like 50p or £1 a week.  Annual camp usually costs under £100 with all food, accommodation, transport and activities included – exceptional value for money and far cheaper than similar activities offered by commercial organisations.

The safety and security of your child is of paramount importance to us.  Every adult volunteer is required to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check and is not left unsupervised with cadets until this is complete.  They also have a full-time Training Safety Advisor in every ACF county to ensure all their training is conducted as safely as possible, while still being exciting and challenging.

Visit the ACF website and use the simple online form to register your child’s interest. 

Who to contact

01642 242414
Cleveland Army Cadet Force

Where to go

HQ Cleveland ACF
T A Centre
Stockton Road

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