Expand your horizons. If you’re a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then you’re in the right place. Every year nearly 56,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country. And with over 1,000 squadrons across the UK, you could be one of them.
Date: 15th January 2018
Join the Air Cadets
So, are you ready to take the first step towards all the opportunities and benefits that the air cadets can offer you?
It’s important to know that we’re not a recruiting organisation for the Services (but it’s great if you decide you want to join later on). 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, or at age 12 when beginning school year 8 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 12th and 17th birthday.
What’s in it for you?
Aside from flying, sports, target shooting, adventure training and great fun? You’ll soon find that being an air cadet is its own reward – you constantly see the benefits of your own efforts, building on your achievements and earning BTECs and DoE Awards. You’ll be expected to take part in as many of the activities we run as possible, but with what’s on offer you won’t need much persuading!
We have high standards to maintain as we are a ‘military’ youth organisation and you’ll naturally take pride in your uniform (we supply that) and appearance. You’ll be well mannered and self-disciplined. You’ll be joining an organisation of which you’ll be very proud.
What are you waiting for!
Come and see us on our induction evening accompanied by a parent or guardian, during one of our Parade Nights – these are held twice a week. Just come along and see if you like it – you don’t have to join, but at least check out what you might be missing.
We will discuss what we do, show you Air Cadet activities and answer any questions you or your parents/guardians may have.
Don’t be shy about taking that first step – it may be the best thing you’ve ever done. Go for it!
How Do I Join?
Contact us to attend an induction evening, where you will be introduced to the Air Cadet Organisation. Please bring a parent/guardian with you on your first visit. You can register your interest by using the contact us page and we will keep you up to date.