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Army Cadet Force

Today is world photo day! Send us some pictures of where being a cadet has taken you!


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Cadets has allowed me to become more confident in many ways. I have had the opportunity to travel and represent GMACF at many camps that have required being selected from many National Army Cadets. Here are some of my many memories. Thank you staff and Cadets for allowing this to happen.

My daughter has achieved various qualifications and received a number of awards from The Diana Award, The Deputy Lieutenants Award to most recently The Values & Standards Award. She also completed Master Cadet the week before annual camp. She led the colour party for Remembrance Sunday 2018 and last week on annual camp final parade, named the new RSM for Middlesex and North West London effective from November 2019. We are very proud.

It’s really inspiring to see some of the amazing places people have gone with the ACF! As for myself, my favourite picture as a cadet is one of me with the Queen, and I’m now doing it full time! All thanks to the ACF

My middle 2 kids at our towns remembrance paradeand wreath laying ceremony, and they have both grown and learned so much from cadets and it’s been the best experience for them both but especially my asd adhd son who has not only been fully included but has achieved more than he ever thought he could

My daughter meeting Prince Charles. We are extremely proud of her and her commitment to the Cadets & Army

My son last Nov parading in Saltash for remembrance day. Currently on his annual camp. Very proud of him!

This year being an acf instructor has taken me on annual camp on Salisbury plain for 2 weeks and what an amazing and tiring 2 weeks it was.

Very proud parade Marshal in Ludlow.

My son was Devon cadet and when we moved from Devon he joined Gloucestershire cadets... Now he’s in Army! 💚

My lad changed his ways since cadets well proud

My son at annual camp 2019. 41 regiment cadets. Soo proud.

Just back from 2 weeks in Otterburn as a CFAV. An amazing experience and I encourage all adults and parents to join as an adult volunteer. Without adults, the ACF can’t do the amazing things it does!

This photo of my daughter was taken outside the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst a couple of years ago. It's my all time favourite photo of her - the slogan on her t-shirt says it all. So very proud.

Walked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with some fellow instructors in 2016. What an amazing week that was. I signed up to it when I first visited our County HQ after signing up to be an Instructor.

My son. Just 13 and already wanting to join the British Army. So very proud of him.

My son at The Somme last year,very proud of how far he has come and Great full for the Experiences he’s been given.. his daily challenges are never an issues with his peers and that’s what matters the most “Diversity for hidden disabilities at its best” Thank you

I was a newly promoted Sargent accepting my level 3 BTEC management and leadership and public services right before I was leaving in 2015. I miss it so much!

A company at the end of a attack on enemy position and thank you to the cadets for a great memories

Laying a wreath at the national arboretum on D-day 2014 was a honour and It will always be one of my proudest moments

I don't have a photo but army cadets have me the opportunity to better myself and stay away from the people where I live who don't care about the the difference between right and wrong. I learned that where I'm from doesn't determine where I'll go if I don't let it.

My 2 senior cadets on their 4 star dinner. Proud of them

Cadets has taken me and my band to some amazing venues

My son at his first annual camp this year

My 14yr old son took part in Stoke-on-Trent Military Tattoo, very proud mum moment

I went to my first annual camp as a cadet 15 years ago..... This picture was taken on Saturday when we were heading to Thorpe Park for the end of our Annual Camp this year.... Me as a Detachment Commander with a coach load of our cadets behind!

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Army Cadet Force

Well done to you all! #ACF #GoingFurtherThis afternoon, Wattisham Army Cadets visited The Lunch Club at Hillside Community Centre. They had arranged lots of activities which had all of the children getting stuck in and enjoying themselves! ...

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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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