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 are currently looking for anyone aged 20 - 65 to come and volunteer with us as staff. You begin with only a minimal commitment - how far you take it is entirely upto you! You can remain as a Civilian Instructor or progress into uniform as either a Non-Commissioned or Commissioned Officer serving as part of the RAF Air Cadets. Their are no experience, qualification, medical or fitness requirements - you just need to have a desire to support teenagers achieve and be able to pass a DBS Check.
With adult learning opportunities available through CVQO upto degree level qualifications and opportunities to take part in and lead Adventure Training, Shooting, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Flying, Gliding, STEM, Camps, Road Marching, Sports and Music to name but some of the exciting activities we do the sky really is the limit. Most formal training is provided to you either locally or nationally and we will financially support you so it won't cost you anything. All we ask is you commit to a minimum of 12 hours volunteering each month - which equates to 4 parade evenings and some weekends / mid week events.
Volunteering is a very worthwhile activity and can be a good addition to your CV - for a bit of your time each month you can give and gain so much - so get in touch!
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 intakes a 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 make sure you bring your parents with you for the induction evenings.
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 email@example.com