We are the Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association.

Discover more

We are the Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association.

Discover more

We are the Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association.

Discover more

We are the Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association.

Discover more

We are the Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association.

Discover more

Latest Bulletin

WE URGENTLY NEED ADULT VOLUNTEERS – CAN YOU HELP?

With no military experience needed, all training provided, and the chance to earn from £1,000 or more a year, find out why most of our volunteers find the cadets one of the most rewarding things they've ever done.
Find out more
This is Slide 2 of the Inline Slider. Slides cross-fade or use Effects to transition from one Slide to the next, and you can add any Element to the Slide Container. Navigation and pagination are optional.
This is Slide 3 of the Inline Slider. Slides cross-fade or use Effects to transition from one Slide to the next, and you can add any Element to the Slide Container. Navigation and pagination are optional.

    We are the Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association.

    Find out more

    The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for the Highlands is the organisation which facilitates, supports and promotes the Volunteer Reserve Forces of all three Armed Services and the three Cadet organisations in the region. It is one of thirteen RFCAs covering the UK.

    We are responsible for the wellbeing of the region’s Reserve Forces and Cadets, promoting the interests of the Armed Forces and building relationships with the local community and employers.

    Find out more

    Reserves

    There are around 33,000 Volunteer Reservists in the UK. Coming from all backgrounds, regions and jobs, these are ordinary men and women who give up their time to train and serve alongside the Regular Forces.


    Find out more

    Cadets

    The UK Service Cadet movement is one of the oldest and most successful voluntary youth organisations in the world. Sea Cadets (as the Naval Lads’ Brigade) began life in 1856, followed by the Army Cadet Force (as the Volunteers) in 1860. They were joined by the RAF Air Cadets (as the Air Training Corps) in 1941.


    Read more

    Latest News

    RAF Reservist’s dedication recognised
    June 20, 2024
    A member of 2622 (Highland) Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF) Reserves, has received a Meritorious Service Award in recognition of more than 30 years of Service to the RAF. Sergeant John Hepburn received the Award in front of colleagues and family at RAF Lossiemouth on 29 May from the Lord-Lieutenant of Moray, Major General (Retired) The Honourable Seymour Monro CBE
    Employers receive ERS Silver Awards
    June 18, 2024
    Employers from the Highland RFCA-area gathered at The Black Watch Castle and Museum in Perth on 13 June to receive Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Awards. The reception and presentations, hosted by Highland RFCA on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, formally recognised the support the eight organisations give to the Armed Forces community. On the night, six organisations
    Hebridean Housing Partnership shows Defence support
    June 12, 2024
    The Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has received the Armed Forces Covenant.  Highland RFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Director Ray Watt presented the certificate on 23 May at the organisation’s office in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Ray (centre) is pictured with HHP Chief Executive Dena Macleod and HHP staff. HHP is a charitable, not-for-profit housing association managing more than 2200 rentable properties
    Progress at £1.2m Dingwall project
    June 11, 2024
    Work on the £1.2 million Joint Cadet Centre (JCC) in Dingwall is progressing. The project will extend the existing 1st Battalion The Highlanders Army Cadet Force (ACF) building, enabling it to become a facility shared with young people and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) from the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC). The extension will add two classrooms, two offices
    Inverness hosts volunteer recruitment event
    June 7, 2024
    A tri-Service volunteer recruitment event was held at Falcon Square in Inverness on 25 May. The event saw Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) and cadets from Sea Cadets Inverness, Inverness Company of 1st Battalion The Highlanders Army Cadet Force (ACF), and 161 (1st Highland) Squadron of the RAF Air Cadets (RAFAC) showcasing the benefits of volunteering with one of the
    Cadet Forces statistics 2024
    June 6, 2024
    National Statistics on the number of Cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) in the Cadet Forces were published today. UK-wide figures are provided for the Ministry of Defence-sponsored Community Cadets (the Sea Cadet Corps, the Volunteer Cadet Corps, the Army Cadet Force, and the Air Training Corps) and the Combined Cadet Force. It includes age and gender breakdowns of the Cadets, and gender breakdowns of the
    Employers watch Casualty Evacuation demo
    June 5, 2024
    Highland RFCA attended the Barry Buddon Training Area on 18 May for a demonstration of battlefield casualty evacuation (CASEVAC). The simulation by 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (7SCOTS) was held in perfect sunny weather and allowed employers from the Highland RFCA-area to learn more about the important work of Reservists. The Casualty Evacuation Demonstration also gave the employers
    Meet Your Army event in Dundee
    June 4, 2024
    The Army Engagement Group (AEG) was in Dundee on 16 May for a Meet Your Army event held at the Invercarse Hotel in the city’s West End. The event offered an opportunity to engage with the Army and gain insights into its work. Attendees were able to learn about the various departments, their missions, and the individuals who serve. There

      Reserve Forces

      Royal Navy Reserves
      Royal Marines
      Army Reserves
      Royal Air Force

      Cadets

      Sea Cadets
      Army Cadets
      RAF Cadets
      Combined Cadet Force