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Army Cadet Force

For action and adventure, fun and friendship, the Army Cadet Force is hard to beat. With around 46,000 cadets (aged 12-18) and 8,500 adult volunteers in 1,700 locations in every corner of the United Kingdom, the ACF is one of the country's largest voluntary youth organisations. It is also one of the oldest and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010.

We welcome boys and girls from the age of 12 (and in at least year eight at school), of all abilities and backgrounds, and through a broad range of exciting, challenging, educational and adventurous activities, help them develop physically, mentally and socially. Some of our activities have a military theme, others have more of a community focus.

Combining military and community activities in this way enables us to offer our 45,000 young people a unique blend of personal development opportunities, all designed to promote fun and friendship while also helping them prepare for success in their chosen path in life, whatever that might turn out to be.

Below is a list of Cadet Headquarters and their relevant detachments

Lancashire ACF

Fulwood Barracks
Preston, PR2 8AA
Email: ceo@lancashirearmycadets.com
01772 717078

Blackburn, Lostock Hall, Leyland, Lancaster, Barnoldswick, Heysham, Morecombe, Chorley, Brierfield, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Preston, Blackpool, Fleetwood, Accrington, Thornton, Lytham St Anne’s, Kirkham and Weeton, Preesall, Burnley, Haslingden, Longridge, Garstang, Clitheroe, Fulwood, Rishton, Bowerham, Carnforth 


Cumbria ACF

The Castle, Ypres Block
Carlisle, CA3 8UR
Email: ceo@cumbriaarmycadets.com
01228 516222

Brampton, Caldew, Castle, Currock, Eden Grove School, Harraby, Longtown, Morton, Penrith, Wigton, Barrow, Dalton, Kendal, Millom, Ulverston, Walney Island, Windemere, Aspatria, Cleator Moor, Cockermouth, Keswick, Maryport, Whitehaven, Workington


Merseyside ACF

St. George’s ACF Centre, Hightown
Merseyside, L38 7JD
Email: aomside@merseysidearmycadets.com
0151 929 2069

Netherton, Southport, Crosby, Bootle, Hightown, Aintree, Everton, Knotty Ash, Kirkby, Huyton, Newton Le Willows, Prescot, St Helens, West Derby, Childwall, Birkenhead, Upton, Hoylake, Wallasey, New Ferry, Irby, Aigburth, Speke, Norris Green, Walton, Litherland, Oxton


Cheshire ACF

Fox Barracks, Liverpool Rd.
Cheshire CH2 4BL
Email: ceo@cheshirearmycadets.com
01244 390252

Chester, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Penketh, Crewe, Woolston, Abbots Park, Halton, Birchwood, Northwich, Tarporley, Ellesmere Port, Congleton, Weaverham, Sandbach, Neston, Knutsford, Widnes, Stockton Heath, Winsford, Frodsham, Wilmslow, Warrington, Nantwich, Alsagar


Greater Manchester ACF

County Headquarters, Spenleach Lane
Hawkshaw, Bury, BL8 4 JJ
Email: ceo@manchesterarmycadets.com
01204 881 270

Radcliffe, Crumpsall, Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, Hulme, Bury, Ramsbottom, Shaw, Oldham, Ashton, Stalybridge, Denton, Hyde, Bellevue, Royton, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, Bredbury, Reddish, Ardwick, Rusholme, Sale, Flixton, Streford, Salford, Clifton, Chadderton, Tyldesley, Farnworth, Wigan, Hindley, Leigh, Failsworth, Levenshulme, Bolton, Eccles, Pipes and Drums Det, Broughton


Isle of Man ACF

Tromode Rd, Douglas
Isle of Man, IM2 5PA
Email: ceo@isleofmanarmycadets.com
01624 671210

Castletown, Port Erin, Douglas, Ramsey, Onchan, Peel

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