What You'll Do

The Army Proficiency Certificate - Do you have what it takes?
DRILL & TURNOUT

 

In the ACF, you will learn how to wear your Army uniform with pride and in the finest traditions of those men and women who have served their Country.

You will learn how to undertake the drill moves that will allow you to work as a team and parade at public events to show off your skill and professionalism to friends, family and the local community

MILITARY KNOWLEDGE

 

In this subject you will learn the different ranks in the Army and the structure of the ACF and how we fit into the wider Army family.

You will also learn the history of the unit and the Regiment/Corps that you are affiliated. You will get to learn some of the special skills that have been used in the Island's past such as using Militia Cannons

MAP & COMPASS

 

Whether you are out on an Expedition for you DofE or trying to help navigate on a road-trip, the ACF will give you a thorough knowledge of how to navigate and use an Ordinance Survey map.

You will lean how to use a compass, calculate distances and find where you are if you get lost. All this will be put into practise in your fieldcraft.

EXPEDITION

 

In this subject you will learn how to look after yourself out in the countryside, how to camp safely, undertake field cooking with military ration packs.

Your navigation skills will be tested as you go on expedition exercises over multiple days where you will be trained to look after yourself and your teammates and get back to base safely.

FIELDCRAFT

 

In fieldcraft you will get to learn camouflage and concealment skills to move stealthily and undetected in simulated exercises.

You will get to learn to work as a team to undertake patrol, set up sentry points, cook and look after yourself in the field and also how to undertake military combat manoeuvres to secure and defend your base.

FIRST AID

 

One of the most essential things you will learn in the ACF is how to look after yourself and others by being able to provide first aid if people become sick or injured.

Throughout your time in the ACF you will learn first aid skills and earn British Heart Foundation and St John Ambulance Qualifications that can contribute to your CV and maybe even save a life.

SHOOTING

 

In the ACF you will get to shoot three main types of rifle to build up your skill and discipline.

You will start with the CZ200 Air Rifle before moving on to the No.8 .22 rifle and when you get to 1-Star, you will get the chance to shoot the L98A2 General Purpose 5.56 rifle (the Cadet Version of the SA80).

Whether for competition purposes or just to develo your skill, you will get a chance to develop your shooting skills.

SKILL AT ARMS

 

In the ACF you will get to shoot three main types of rifle to build up your skill and discipline.

You will start with the CZ200 Air Rifle before moving on to the No.8 .22 rifle and when you get to 1-Star, you will get the chance to shoot the L98A2 General Purpose 5.56 rifle (the Cadet Version of the SA80).

Whether for competition purposes or just to develo your skill, you will get a chance to develop your shooting skills.

CADET IN THE COMMUNITY

 

Throughout your ACF career, you will get the opportunity, and be encouraged, to help the local community and contribute to Society.

Through learning about your community, emergency services, helping raise money for charity and representing the Army and the Army Cadet Force at public events and ceremonies, you will build up a real sense of being a respected member of Society and build up contacts that may help you in your future careers.

ADVENTURE TRAINING

 

In addition to the normal ACF training, Cadets get a chance to take part in a wide range of adventure training and activities. These range from Kayaking, Sailing, Climbing, Wind Surfing, Parachuting, Coasteering and many more.

Many of these activities are available at Annual Camp and we try and make as many of these available to Channel Islands Cadets as possible.

PHYSICAL/SPORT

 

You don't have to be the fittest person in the world to succeed in the ACF and whatever your capabilities, we will have activities and sports that will suit you.

In the ACF you will go through a gradual fitness programme which will help build on everyone's natural abilities. You will not be judged by other cadets's standards and all you will have to show is that you have participated and improved.

The key is to have fun and take part.