What are the Air Cadets
An organisation for everyone. We’re a diverse and inclusive youth organisation, sponsored by the Royal Air Force, that is keen to embrace opportunities in Air, Space and Cyberspace. We hold national camps as well as focused activities and experiences in flying, gliding, sport, adventurous training, drill, target shooting and cyber skills among others. We also can help you academically with BTECs in Aerospace Studies and Space Studies.
Air Cadets encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force but there is no obligation to join the Services. The skills you can gain can help you with whatever you want to do in life.
We always seek to encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship. That includes being able to communicate clearly, work as a member of a team, enhance social skills and accept diversity.
The Air Cadets are a UK-wide Cadet force with more than 40,000 members ranging in ages between 12 and 19 years old. We give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do.
Being an Air Cadet improves career and employment prospects and also often helps with performance at school. It’s also a lot of fun.
Cadet life is all about challenge, excitement and adventure. Cadets have many opportunities including UK and overseas camps, leadership courses, air experience flights and pilot training. The focus is always on enjoying yourself while improving your skills.
There is so much you can to do in the Air Cadets so why not join today?