Interested in joining?

There are many opportunities with in our squadron.
Air Cadet (joining age 13-17)
Adult Satff (aged 20 and over)
Civilian Committee (aged 20 and over)

Take a look below for more information


Join as a cadet

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 and 17 years old you can join us.

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!

Our squadron welcomes personal visits by potential cadets (ideally 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.


The benefits of being a part of the Air Cadet Organisation are the same for volunteers as for cadets - the opportunity to do lots of exciting activities and develop personal skills and talents. As a volunteer this is free to you!

 

Join as adult volunteer

Over 20? Seeking a new challenge? Would you like to develop skills, leadership qualities and gain qualifications too?

At Air Cadets, we constantly assess our past achievements, implement changes to meet the challenges of today and make plans for the future. And a huge part of that planning is you. As the backbone of our organisation we're always on the look out for high-calibre individuals to become volunteers, helping to run the activities that play such an important role in the lives of our young members.

All kinds of people make up our volunteer staff, coming from a range of backgrounds and interests. Obviously if you have direct experience of working with young people, or any relevant skills such as flying or gliding, you would be particularly welcome. These aren't essential though, as we will train and support you at every stage.

That said, you'll have some personal qualities that are essential, such as patience, maturity and responsibility along with an understanding of young people and their needs. You needn't be an athlete, but a good level of physical fitness also helps to ensure you can keep up with the cadets!

Are you NCO or Officer material?

We rely on our volunteers to help us operate as effectively as possible. Being well organised is an obvious must, ideally with good managerial and administrative skills, and an ability to listen to problems and deal with them tactfully and appropriately.

Really show your skills in these areas and you could end up taking on more responsibility and moving up through the ranks as an NCO or officer. Of course, first you have to join as a Civilian Instructor and then have selection interviews at Wing HQs and Regional HQs but we guide you through that…if you have the potential for a NCO or commission to become an NCO or officer in the Air Training Corps or Training Branch of the RAF Reserve we’ll spot it!

Civillian Welfare Commettee

The Squadron relies on much of its funding from non-public money - that means we have to raise it ourselves.   Our Civilian Committee have helped us raise funds for equipment, computers and other essential  materials allowing our cadets the ability to experience the full benifit of our activities.  If you are interested in helping the Committee raise even more moneythen come along and speak to the Officer Commanding.












Why not come and see us
We parade Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00pm to 9:30pm
The Drill Hall,  Mill Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. SY13 1SQ

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