'Be challenged'

Army Cadets offer the opportunity to take part in exciting and challenging activities and to make new friends. Detachments meet once or twice a week. Activities are also organised on some weekends and all cadets can go on the Annual Camp.

For action and adventure, fun and friendship, the Army Cadet Force is hard to beat. With 41,000 cadets (aged 12-18) and 9,500 adults in over 1,600 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, tracing its history back to 1859.

Many young people are missing out on the challenges and adventures that could transform their lives, but joining the Army Cadets can change that. Boys and girls (aged 12-18 or at least year 8 at school) of all abilities and backgrounds are welcome. The Army Cadets encourage them to learn more, do more and try more, inspiring them to aim high and pursue their goals, no matter what they aim to do in life. They are always looking for more staff as well, so anyone over 18 please see the ACF website to register your interest or visit the detachment on a parade night. No previous military experience is required, as relevant training is given through the ACF.

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ACF Hut,
Fernleigh Close,
Hersham Road,
Surrey, KT12 1RW

Tel: 01483 425372


Mon & Thurs: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

I joined Walton cadets in April and love it - I have learnt loads, trained lots and made some good friends.
— Leah, Walton local
I have really got in to it, made lots of new friends and learned loads. Really enjoyed it so far, just wondering what the future has for me.
— Amy, Walton local