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Army Cadet Forces

4th Infantry Brigade has five Army Cadet Force (ACF) Counties and 16 Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Contingents comprising of some 8,500 young people and adults.  They are directly supported by a training team located at Strensall together with the North of England and the Yorkshire and Humber Reserve Forces and Cadets Associations; located in Durham and York.

Cadets undertake military style training via the Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) syllabus which includes training in Tactics, Shooting, Drill and Map Reading. Opportunities to participate in Adventurous Training, First Aid training and Community Engagement are also available. Whilst completing these activities cadets can enrol in Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC), a recognised vocational qualification scheme that offers a diploma in Public Services.


The Combined Cadet Force

CCF Contingents are set up in both State and Independent schools and are in some cases Tri- Service in that they have Sea, Army and Air cadets. Although their training is Service based they belong to the school with the Head Teacher being the Commanding Officer. In most cases the Head Teacher will delegate the responsibility for the day to day running of the contingent to a Contingent Commander; usually a member of the school teaching staff.


The Army Cadet Force

The ACF is a national voluntary youth organization located within the community that has a long and proud history of preparing young people from all backgrounds for life through the provision of a challenging, fun filled experience. The organization promotes both self-respect and respect for others, it develops cadets physically and mentally with emphasis being placed on teamwork and friendship.


Adult Instructors

The ACF offers the same opportunities to Adult Staff that enrol as well as providing a hugely rewarding experience and unquestionable service to local communities.

The ACF is a national voluntary youth organization that prepares young people for life through challenging, fun filled experiences.

The CCF provides an opportunity for responsibility and leadership