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Here at GANF the pupils have the opportunity to join the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force.

CDT Newbery says, "I feel confidence and honour in myself"

CDT Featherstone says, "The ACF is a good way of making new friends and trying new things. They teach you how to respect each other and be polite"

CDT Presley says, "I like the army because SMI Asken has taught me lots of things and I’m excited for the ACF camps. I feel this is special and a good thing"

For action and adventure, fun and friendship, the Army Cadet Force is hard to beat. 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. We welcome boys and girls (aged over 12 and in at least year eight at school) of all abilities and backgrounds. When they join us we encourage them to learn more, do more and try more. We inspire them to aim high and pursue their goals, no matter what they aim to do in life.

Some of our activities have a military theme, others have more of a community focus but they all inspire young people to challenge their limits, become more independent, confident and able to step up to any challenge. 

The Army Cadet Force is one of four cadet organisations sponsored and supported by the Ministry of Defence, the others being the Combined Cadet Force, the Sea Cadet Corps, and the Air Training Corps. Although they are sponsored by the Ministry of Defence there is no obligation on cadets to join the Armed Forces.

Detachment Information:

Detachment Commander: SMI Anita Asken

Detachment Location: Ambergate School, Dysart Road, Grantham, NG31 7LP

Parade Times: Every Monday 13:45 - 15:15 

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Anita Asken on 01476 564957 or email

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