How To Join Cambridge Army Cadets

Thinking about joining 21 Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada Army Cadet Corps (21 RHFC ACC)? You are in the right place.


First, you have to be between the ages of 12 and 18 to join. While we would love to take everyone, those are the rules.

Second, in order to join 21 RHFC ACC you need to have a few documents with you, such as:

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of citizenship, which a can be:
 - a valid Canadian passport;

- a birth certificate issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government  agency;

- any card, visa or permit (work, study, resident, etc.) (with photo) issued by the Canadian government which legally authorizes the person to reside in Canada for an extended period of time; or

- any identification card (with or without photo) issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government agency. No certificates of live birth please.
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  • Proof of health insurance: Provincial or Territorial health insurance card (OHIP) or private insurance (ie. Blue Cross) card.

Please have these original documents with you when you attend the corps.

Other stuff you need

Of course, there are forms to fill out as well but in order to help speed up the process we have provided everything you need right here. Please read the instructions for completion carefully to make sure you have it completed properly.

First, you need to apply. If you would like to complete a pdf version of it in advance, simply open this application form (if you email it to us you will still have to sign it when you come in). Please pay particular attention to the questionnaire section on page 4 as there is valuable information on it regarding the cadets’ health.


21 Army Cadets also requires you to complete the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information form. The cover sheet pretty well spells out what it is needed for but the big thing is cadets spend a lot of their time out in public. In addition, they tend to stand out from the crowd so people like to take pictures including the newspapers.



As a cadet, you are also expected to behave in a manner which reflects the values of the Cadet Movement. In this regard, all cadets who join 21 RHFC ACC are expected to adhere to our code of conduct. Please ensure you read this carefully so you know what is expected of the cadet.



Finally, because we are always trying to keep parents and cadets informed of what is happening, we have a contact information form.  This is very important as things often happen quickly.



Please help us to improve how we reach cadets by completing our survey

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How much does it cost?


The Cadet Program is funded by the Department of National Defence in partnership with the civilian Army Cadet League of Canada. The civilian sponsor requires local community support to meet its obligations that include accommodations, training aids and equipment and program enhancements not otherwise provided. Parents and cadets are expected to participate in and contribute to fund raising as required by the League’s local sponsoring element. Joining is free of charge with all the items needed to be a cadet provided by DND.

Do I have to join the Canadian Forces?


Absolutely not! The Cadet Program is a great way to have fun, be challenged and make friends. You also find out more about Canada and develop new skills that will be with you for life, no matter what career you choose.

Why wait? Contact us today or stop by and talk to one of the 21 Army Cadets staff.

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