Cadets participate in a huge variety of activities such as flying, gliding, target shooting, adventure training, sports, camps, drill, academic studies and lots of other things. There’s never a dull moment.
To join the RAF Air Cadets you must be at least 12 years old and in secondary education. The latest age you can be to join the Squadron is 16.
The Squadron meets twice a week for parade nights on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 19:00 and 21:30hrs.
Each Parade night lasts two hours and 30mins from 19:00 to 21:30hrs. This gives you plenty of time to complete homework and to deal with other commitments. Give it a go – the opportunities are fantastic…
Yes, there are lots of opportunities to do fun activities as well as the more serious side of things, but the focus is always on enjoying yourself while improving your skills.
There are a huge amount of expedition opportunities, some overseas, but the most well known and popular option is the Duke of Edinburgh Award which entails overnight expeditions. They’re great fun. But there are lots of other expeditions that pop up regularly.
It costs £13.00 each month which is paid by Standing Order to the Squadron. This covers your subscription to the Air Training Corps and help funds Squadron activities and the minibus.
No, the uniform is issued for free once you have been enrolled but you have to look after it. You will need to purchase your own parade shows and overtime you will buy other equipment as you require it. We try to keep costs down by supplying what we can – i.e DofE equipment.
Yes off course! Everyone is very friendly and you always feel welcome as we are all here because we want to be.
We try to allow you the opportunity to fly at least once a year either via powered aircraft or by gliding. As some cadets focus on other activities you can often fly much more frequently, it’s fantastic!
Absolutely! If you’re disabled you are very welcome provided your disability doesn’t prevent you from taking part in a reasonable number of activities, or is likely to cause you safety problems. Your local squadron staff will be happy to speak to you about this.