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Cadet Kit List

Cadet Kit List

Outdoor Adventure Kit ChecklistThe Army Cadet Force (or ACF) is not part of the British Army, but it is sponsored by it. The RAF equivalent is the Air Cadet Organisation (or ACO) and for the Royal Navy the Sea Cadet Corps (or SCC).

They are all voluntary youth organisations aimed at young people aged between 10 and 18 (this varies from organisation to organisation). They are all very similar to the Scout movement, but with more of a military theme. The type of military activities will depend on which cadet force you join.

Life Skills

The aim of these organisations is to help you develop into a well rounded, self confident member of society by providing challenging and adventurous activities and skills that will help you in everyday life. You do not have to join the Regular Forces when you leave - they are not recruitment agencies.

With all of them the curriculum will include weekend camping trips and perhaps a 1 or 2 week stay at a military base. It is very important to ensure you take everything you need on these trips, especially summer camp, and a kit list will help here.

These kit lists are for guidance only - please check with your group leader for a definitive list.

ACF Summer Camp Kit List

  • Description
  • Uniform
  • Beret
  • Soldier 95 Shirt
  • Jumper
  • Soldier 95 Jacket
  • Brassard
  • Lightweight Combat Trousers
  • Barrack Trousers
  • Soldier 95 Trousers
  • Puttees
  • Boots
  • Waterproof Jacket (DPM)
  • Waterproof Trousers (DPM)
  • Headover
  • Soldier 95 Belt
  • Twistees
  • Military Green Socks

Civvy Clothes

  • Underwear
  • Trainers
  • Shoes
  • Jeans
  • Sweatshirt
  • Socks
  • Sports Kit & Swimwear
  • Evening Wear (casual)

Other Items

  • First Aid Kit (including personal medication)
    Knife Fork & Spoon
    Plastic Mug, Plate & Dish
    Torch (with red filter if possible)
    Matches
    '58 pattern or PLCE webbing
    Notebook, Pen & Pencil
    Sewing Kit
    Wash Kit
    Boot Cleaning Kit
    Towels
    Padlocks with keys
    Spending money

We hope you make the most of your time in the cadets, and that this will help.