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Army Cadet Force

The Canada Cadet Exchange 2018 was one of this year’s highlights, what was yours?

The Canada Cadet Exchange 2018 was one of this year’s highlights, what was yours?

3 days ago

Army Cadet Force

New National Adviser for Training appointment announced

We are pleased to announce that Col Chris Sharwood-Smith ACF has been appointed as the new National Adviser for Training from the start of next year. Chris will take over this role from Clint Riley, who will be taking up the new ACF Colonel Cadet role in January.

Chris’ involvement in the Army’s Cadets has spanned many roles, including roles as cadet commandant in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire ACF, as Colonel Cadets for the East Anglia region, as well as completing a number of volunteer studies for HQ Regional Command Cadets Branch. He is well-known member throughout the ACF and we know that Chris will continue to bring his experience and enthusiasm to his new role. We all wish him well in this role.

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The Dumfries & Galloway half of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Battalion ACF amalgimated with the Ayr & Renfrewshire Battalion ACF in 1992 to form the West Lowland Battalion ACF.

The battalion has a footprint in a huge area in the south-west of Scotland. It has no fewer than 34 detachments in Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire, Refrewshire and Inverclyde, as well as two detachments on islands – Brodick on the Isle of Arran and Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. We have no fewer than five Lord Lieutenants (technically six as Bute is part of Argyll) in our area – all strong supporters of the Army Cadet Force.

At present, there are over 700 cadets, supported by around 130 adult volunteers and 12 Permanent Support Staff.

There are no fewer than eight cap badges within the battalion – The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS, 2 SCOTS & 5 SCOTS), The Parachute Regiment, The Scottish Yeomanry, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, The Royal Logistics Corps, The Royal Signals, The Royal Engineers and The Royal Artillery.

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