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Army Cadet Forces

11th Infantry Brigade has 7 Army Cadet Force (ACF) and 77 Combined Cadet Force (CCF) contingents which comprises 13,500 young people and adult volunteers. These units are directly supported by Cadet Training Teams based in Worthy Down, Longmoor, Wainscott and Bicester, together with the South East Reserve Forces and Cadets Association which is located in Aldershot, Hampshire.

Cadets undertake a range of military skills training which is denoted by the Army Proficiency Certificate syllabus which will include activities such as shooting, drill, navigation and tactics. Other activities include adventure training and first aid courses as well as community engagement.

The Combined Cadet Force

Combined Cadet Force contingents appear in both state and independent schools throughout the brigade area, in some case the contingent is Tri-service with a section from each of the 3 services. Although the training is based around a service they still belong to the school with the Head teacher being the commanding officer. In most cases the Head will delegate the duties of running the contingent to the contingent commander who will be a teacher with the school.

The Army Cadet Force

The Army Cadet Force voluntary youth organisation within the community throughout the UK. The ACF has a long history of preparing young people regardless of background for life thorough a challenging and fun experience. The organisation promotes self-respect and respect for others and will develop cadets both mentally and physically with a strong emphasis on teamwork and friendship.

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

The CCF provides an opportunity for responsibility and leadership