If you have an interest in Aviation, Shooting, Sports and Adventure then the Air Cadets could be for you. The Air Training Corps has over 45,000 cadets and 10,000 adult volunteers and you could be one of them!
Want to Join?
Whilst in the Air Cadets you will learn lifelong skills as well as building your confidence and making everlasting friendships. This section will give you useful facts about how to join the Air Cadets and will point you in the right direction.
So are you ready to take your first steps in becoming a cadet?
It's important to know that we're not a recruiting organisation for the Armed Forces. We're not interested in anything but you and your potential, and will help you get the most from your experience as a cadet.
Worried about fitting in? Equality is a central part of the Air Cadets’ ethic. The cadet experience is open to everyone, so whatever your nationality, background or ability, whether you're male or female, if you're between 13 and 17 years old you can join us. The maximum age for entry is 17 years old, therefore you can request to join us anytime between your 13th and 17th birthday.
As a cadet you are able to achieve so many things from the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver & Gold) as well as a BTEC qualification in Uniformed Public Services (Level 2) and Music.
You will be expected to help out in charity event like: Bag Packing, Race for Life and other public event throughout the year and attend public parades.
We have high standards to maintain as we are a 'military' youth organisation and you'll naturally take pride in your uniform which we supply. You'll be well mannered and self-disciplined. You'll be joining an organisation of which you’ll be very proud.
Parents can join as a member of staff helping young people to develop their skills which can be a very rewarding role through the whole of the Air Cadets.
Your role is vital to the success of our cadets. You'll see your dedication and effort pay-off in the achievements you inspire amongst our members. But it isn't just the cadets that benefit - you'll get involved in many squadron activities and have the same kinds of opportunities as cadets to develop your leadership skills and gain qualifications in things such as mountain leadership, First Aid and NVQs that may be useful to you in your career. You'll also have as much fun as the cadets do!
And it doesn't stop there. If you choose, you may apply to become a sergeant or an officer in the Training Branch of the RAF Volunteer Reserve. As an RAF VR (T) Officer you can claim up to 28 days’ pay per year and work your way up through the ranks in a similar manner to the RAF.
How to join
If you think the Air Cadets is for you, do not hesitate to contact the Squadron either by:
Tel: 01924 200469 (Monday or Thursday)
Visit us Monday or Thursday from 18:40-21:00