Welcome to the official website of D (South Devon) COMPANY of Devon Army Cadet Force. If you are aged between 12 (in year 8 of education) and 18 and interested in becoming an Army Cadet, then find out where your local detachment is by going to the Detachment page.
Go along and give it a try for a couple of weeks. After that you will be enrolled and become a member of an organisation where you can have amazing experiences, meet new friends and have fun.
When you join you start as a Recruit and after 3 to 4 months you should be ready to pass your first assessment which will enable you to be come a Basic Cadet, from then on we follow a progressive ‘Star’ syllabus, which means each subject gets harder and more involved, the subjects include, Military Skills, First Aid, Shooting, Map reading, Physical fitness, Community engagement, you can get involved in Expeditions, Sports, Exercises, Weekends away (normally at Army Camps), and many more activities.
These progressive stages are normally linked to advancement through cadet rank and therefore increased responsibility, you get out of Cadets what you put into it.
If you are over 18 and would like to help out at a detachment or go further and become an Adult Instructor then get in touch via the Contact page.
The Army Cadet Force is a voluntary uniformed youth organisation, sponsored by the army but there is no obligation to join the army after your cadet service.
We develop young people, improving self-confidence, teamwork, friendship and leadership through structured challenging training at detachment evenings, weekends and camps.
The Army Cadet Force (ACF) is one of the UK’s most popular and successful youth organisations. Started in 1860, the ACF now has over 1,700 detachments, 7,000 adult volunteers and over 45,000 Cadets.