We are just one of a thousand Air Cadet squadrons in the UK and part of the 60,000 strong Air Cadet Organisation.
Every year our cadets have the extraordinary chance to take part in a wide-range of activities, including flying & gliding, target shooting, sport, adventure training, camps, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, overseas visits and more!
With such a variety of activities on offer, we offer people of all interests and backgrounds the opportunity to do something they enjoy; whether they are a 12 year old cadet (Year 8 at School onwards); or a 30 year old adult volunteer!
Although helpful, you don't need to possess any specialist skills - we welcome people of any age or background to be part of our organisation.
All cadets & parents should familiarise themselves with the Squadron Standing Orders which are regularly updated.
We have just invested over £1,000 in new training computers and network improvements. We also currently have on loan the 4 Wing snare drums and bass drum for a 6 month Squadron project to see if there is enough interest to justify purchasing our own in the near future.
We have now finished digitizing the majority of our known historical archives and the results have been posted on this site please click on our Squadron History. If you have any photos you would like to share please Contact Us.
We are currently looking for the following people to join us and help manage one of the premier Squadrons in the Wing! The below roles are currently covered by other staff on the Squadron, but they wish to diversify and move into other areas of responsibility. Volunteering is not only rewarding on a personal level but is also a lot of fun - but you only get out what you put in!
Responsible for the day to day management of the Squadron in an administrative sense. You will be well organised and able to work to tight deadlines, be able to analyse and store data effectively and securely and maintain the squadron filing system. Ideal for someone who has recently retired from a similar profession; or who is looking to gain all important experience for their CV. A regular commitment is required and you will be shown how to use all of our systems to enable an effective outcome. You will have to become a Civilian Instructor with the option of uniformed service in the future and undertake DBS and CTC Checks in order to begin volunteering with us.
Media Communications Officer
Responsible for the day to day management of our internet presence - Facebook, You Tube and Twitter; ensuring media is taken at every activity and released by press release to various sources regularly. You will also maintain this website so that it is always upto date and create regular parent newsletters. Managing our archived material, Roll of Honour, Honours & Awards and selecting media entries for competitions. A regular commitment is required and you will be shown how to use all of our systems to enable an effective outcome. You will have to become a Civilian Instructor with the option of uniformed service in the future and undertake DBS and CTC Checks in order to begin volunteering with us.
Responsible for the day to day management of our Flight Simulator. You will ensure the computer is upto date and all equipment maintained effectively. You should be IT savvy and be able to recommend ways the Squadron can improve its simulator over time whilst saving money. You should also be comfortable with using software such as Flight Simulator X and X Plane 10 where you will manage the training program for our flight simulator which was a recent significant investment. You will find ways to enable "real life" Air Traffic Control using the Squadrons radio equipment by liaising with the Radio Officer and improve the look and feel of the system to the cadets for realism. You will also manage the training of cadets in aircraft recognition for annual competitions, maintain flying and gliding records and ensure cadets are nominated for Scholarships. A regular commitment is required and you will be shown how to use all of our systems to enable an effective outcome. You will have to become a Civilian Instructor with the option of uniformed service in the future and undertake DBS and CTC Checks in order to begin volunteering with us.
We recruit new cadets several times a year so as soon as you reach 12 years of age and you are in Year 8 at school there should be an intake shortly after!
Our intakes upto the end of 2017 will be as follows - just turn up in sensible clothing and shoes and we will guide you through the rest!
Tuesday 31st January 2017
Friday 31st March 2017
Tuesday 30th May 2017
Friday 29th September 2017
You will need 2 x Passport size photos.
Our induction evenings aim to give you and your parents an insight into the Corps and what we offer you and what you can expect to do in your initial months after joining. We will give you a joining pack on the night..
Want to see what we do first? Come down and see us on any Tuesday or Friday evening!
Not yet old enough? Add your name to the waiting list by mailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org