Army Cadet Force
The Army Cadet Force which continues to provide a challenging youth organisation for boys and girls and a source of recruits for the Regular and Reserves forces, has county based battalions in Wales. In many towns and communities, these isolated Cadet detachments are the only representatives of the army in the locality and many of these cadets now wear the cap badge of The Royal Welsh.
The Army Cadet Force (ACF) has nearly 42,000 cadets in more than 1,600 detachments all over the country and is one of the biggest and best clubs around. When it comes to fun, friendship, action and adventure, it’s hard to find anything that beats the Army Cadets.
Become an Army Cadet and you’ll be spending your spare time taking part in adventurous activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, archery and abseiling. There will also be plenty of chance to play all your favourite sports because the ACF has competitions for both boys and girls at county, regional and national level.
OK, so you might end up a little wet and muddy, but wouldn’t you rather be having the time of your life with some great new mates, instead of just sitting in front of a TV or computer alone in your room?
The Army Cadet Force in Wales is made up of three different counties. These counties are Gwent & Powys ACF, Clwyd & Gwynedd ACF and Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF. Have a look below for more information on the different units...
Gwent & Powys ACF
Gwent and Powys Army Cadet Force is home to over 750 cadets and 180 adult volunteers in 45 detachments, including the Band and Corps of Drums.
We continue to be highly successful in attracting young people from within the Gwent and Powys counties who are interested in taking part in something more. The County comprises 5 Companies, each averaging 5 Detachments across a company area, with County Headquarters in Crickhowell, Powys:
The Band of Gwent and Powys
Clwyd & Gwynedd ACF
We are split down into 4 home counties which consists of the following:
Burma Company - Detachments in Conwy, Anglesey and Gwynedd
Minden Company - Detachments in Gwynedd
Somme Company - Detachments in Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire
Albuhera Company - Detachments in in Wrexham and Flintshire
We also have two training companies in the following locations:
Martinique Company - a training company
Crecy Company - Responsible for Senior Cadet training and assessment
Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF
With 6 Companies, 1 Squadron and 60 Detachments Dyfed and Glamorgan Army Cadet Force has the largest land mass of any Cadet Force in the United Kingdom.
Dyfed and Glamorgan Army Cadet Force is an Amalgamation of Dyfed ACF, including:
A Company (Cardiff and Barry)
B (Rorke's Drift) Company (Swansea & Neath)
C Company (Bridgend & Pontypridd)
D Company ( Merthyr & Rhondda)
E Squadron The Queens Dragoon Guards (Pembrokeshire)
Royal Welsh Company (Carmarthenshire)
Welsh Guards Company (Ceredigion) with the 5th Cadet Battalion (Glamorgan)