The Air Cadets are very closely linked with its partner service the Royal Air Force. Whilst the cadets is not a recruiting platform for the RAF, some cadets do choose to take-up careers in the service. The RAF support the organisation through equipment, facilities and enabling visits.
Cadets often have the opportunity to visit RAF Stations. The most common station the Squadron visits is RAF Cosford which is the closest RAF Station to the Squadron where we do most of our Flying, Gliding and Shooting. The Squadron has also previously visited RAF Coningsby the home of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Typhoon.
Each year cadets have the opportunity to attend a week long camp with other Squadrons at an RAF Station in the UK. Occasionally cadets will even get an experience flight in an RAF aircraft, which have previously included Chinooks, Sea King, Dominie and King Air.
Each year cadets have the opportunity to attend overseas camps at one of the RAF’s overseas locations. Camps have taken place at stations in Germany, Cyprus and Gibraltor.