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 always looking for people to join us and help manage one of the premier Squadrons in the Wing! We have a very strong staff team at the moment but always welcome additional assistance. Ideally you need to be highly self motivated with a willingness to help out wherever required with the ability to attend regularly and there will be occasions where weekend volunteering will be required. 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!
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!
We currently hold 3 intakesa year in order to allow training to be broken by periods with the rest of the cadets in other activities so they can get to know each other. Intakes upto the end of 2018 will be as follows - just turn up in sensible clothing and shoes and we will guide you through the rest!
Friday 28th April 2017
Tuesday 29th August 2017 - We will be accepting children entering Year 8 on this intake.
Friday 26th January 2018
Friday 25th May 2018
Friday 28th September 2018
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.Please note that if you miss the induction evenings we will only be able to accept new cadets for another two weeks; after this period has passed please wait until the next intake.
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