Our Hierarchy

Sector 1

2030 (Birmingham Airport) Squadron is a part of sector one of Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing. The sector is a small group of around 5 Squadrons that are geographically close together in order to share activities to ensure all of our Cadets get the most varied opportunities with the least amount of administration.

Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing

2030 (Birmingham Airport) Squadron and Sector 1 are a part of Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing. A collection of around 20 Squadron across Warwickshire, Birmingham, Coventry and the Shires. It has its own headquarters and permanent MOD civil service administrative staff.

It is commanded by a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer (CFAV) Wing Commander and has a dedicated group of senior officers and other RAFAC volunteers that command the Wing and arrange activities and training for the Squadrons in specialist areas.

Central and East Region

Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing is part of Central and East Region, a collection of around 6 wings across the central and east area of the mainland UK.

It has its own headquarters and a Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) Group Captain in command, along with other FTRS and permanent MOD Civil Service administrative staff.

It also has a dedicated group of senior officers and other RAFAC volunteers who arrange activities and training for the Wings in specialist areas.

HQ RAF Air Cadets

Central and East Region reports to headquarters RAF Air Cadets. Here the RAFAC and ATC are regarded as the same organisation.

It is commanded by a Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) Air Commodore along with other regular, FTRS, MOD Civil Service and volunteer staff.

HQRAFAC commands the Regions of the Air Cadets, liaises with other MOD sponsored Cadet forces and administers MOD policy, guiding the RAF Air Cadets at a senior command level.

No 22 Group, RAF

The RAF Air Cadets is part of the responsibilities of 22 Group, which also includes RAF basic training, RAF officer training, the Red Arrows and specialist training support in areas of aviation.

22 Group’s mission statement is:

“Efficiently deliver world-class trained and educated personnel, RAFAT display, RAF sport and the premier cadet force experience in order to support RAF strategy to meet Defence commitments.”