You do NOT have to join. The ACF is purely a voluntary
organisation and you may leave at any time you wish.
We do find that a lot of our Adult
Instructors were once Cadets themselves and have
decided to stay on when they have become too old to
be a cadet!
There is a Joining Fee of about £10, and this
is the same throughout the county. The members of each
Platoon pay about 50p each week, but that can vary up
or down depending on the Platoon.
You do have to purchase your own boots, well you wouldnt
like to wear mine, would you? We supply everything else
that you will need from the camouflaged combat uniform
to all weather waterproof clothes. All of these items
are on loan to you free of charge, however, when you
leave you will then have to hand it back to us.
Somerset Army Cadet Force accepts Cadets from the age
of 12, as long as you are attending Secondary School,
until 18 years of age old.