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Army Cadet Volunteer magazine features news from across the Army Cadet Force, including the latest stories, advice, hints and tips for all adult volunteers.

Most British counties have centralised cadet forces that make up the ACF as a national whole.

The counties are generally split into companies, each of which includes several 'detachments', the name given to a unit of cadets that parade in a particular town or village.

Battalions are usually affiliated with a certain Regiment or Corps within the British Army, and wear their insignia including cap badge, colour of beret and stable belt subject to individual County/Area regulations.

Detachments can be given special names, after famous battles fought by the British army, e.g. But some detachments are just called by the name of the town they reside in.

W (Wingate) Company: Blackpool (Palatine and Blackpool) Detachments, Kirkham and Weeton, Preesall (St Aidans Detachment), Thornton, Fleetwood.

C (Corunna) Company: Dunkirk, Penwortham, Lostock Hall, Blackburn (Quebec, Royal Signals and Somme Detachments).Merseyside ACF has detachments in Aintree, Birkenhead, Bootle, Crosby, Hightown, Hoylake, Huyton, Irby, Kirkby, Liverpool (Aigburth Road, Childwall Valley Road, Deysbrook Lane, Knotty Ash, Mather Avenue, Speke, Townsend Avenue), Moreton, Netherton, New Ferry, Newton-le-Willows, Oxton, Prescot, Southport, St Helens, Upton and Wallasey.Humberside & South Yorkshire ACF has detachments in Ashby, Balby, Barnsley, Barton-upon-Humber, Bentley, Beverley, Bridlington, Brigg, Brough, Cleethorpes, Cottingham, Darfield, Doncaster, Driffield, Goole, Grimsby, Hedon, Hornsea, Howden, Hull (Cadet Centre East Hull, Halifax Barracks, Hymers College, Londesborough Barracks, Middleton Barracks, Sutton, Wenlock Barracks), Immingham, Kirton in Lindsey, Market Weighton, Mexborough, Pocklington, Rossington, Rotherham, Scunthorpe, Sheffield (Barnsley Road, Birdwell, Endcliffe, Gell Street, Greenhill, Mansfield Road), Thorne, Waltham, Willerby, Withernshaw and Wombwell and Wath upon Dearne.Cleveland ACF has detachments in: Cheshire ACF has its HQ at Fox Barracks, Chester.It has detachments in Alsager, Birchwood, Chester (Abbots Park, The Castle), Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Great Sankey, Knutsford, Little Neston, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Northwich, Runcorn (Runcorn & Halton), Sandbach, Stockton Heath, Tarporley, Warrington, Weaverham, Woolston High School, Widnes, Wilmslow, Winsford.Cumbria ACF has three companies: Arnhem company (North Cumbria) with detachments in Brampton, Currock, Caldew School, Wigton, Longtown, Penrith, Harraby, Eden Grove School, and Carlisle Castle; Burma company (South Cumbria) with detachments in Barrow, Ulverston, Walney Island, Windermere, Millom, Kendal and Dalton; and Chindit company (West Cumbria) with detachments in Aspatria, Workington, Maryport, Keswick, Cockermouth, Cleator Moor, Whitehaven.