• Squadron Band

    The Squadron Maintains a very active pipe band. If you have a talent for music, or you would like to try something new, then why not try the band?

  • Flying

    If you want to learn to fly, then the air cadets is the best place to start. Not only do we train you in avation studies, and get you flying but you can also go on flying scholarships that count towards a private pilots licence.

  • Gliding

    Have you ever wanted to try one of the simplest forms of flying? The Air Cadets sends hundreds of young people gliding every year, and with a Gliding Scholarship you can fly solo at in a glider at the age of 16! Even before you can drive!

The Air Training Corps

ATC CrestIs part of the Air Cadet Organization (ACO) which also includes RAF Sections of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF),
the Air Training Corps is a voluntary youth organization supported by the Royal Air Force.

The Aims of the Air Training Corps

* To promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.
* To provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life.
* To foster the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship

 

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FAQ

Got questions about joining us? Find answers to the more commonly asked questions below. For anything not answered, please contact us.

When do you meet?

Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 1900-2130 hours, and there's nearly always something going on at a weekend to get involved in. We're open every Tuesday and Thursday of the year, excluding Bank Holidays, and we also have a break around Christmas time, but we're open throughout the rest of the year, including over school holidays.

The Squadron has a Pipe and Drum Band which meets on Monday Evenings from 19.30 to 21.30 which all cadets are eligible to join. Full training will be given and cadets are able to achieve a BTEC in Music

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History of the ATC

The Air Training Corps (ATC) was formed by Royal Warrant in 1941 and sprang from the Air Defence Cadet Corps, founded in 1938 by the Air League. Although initially formed to meet the needs of a nation at war, the Corps continues to thrive as it enters the 21st Century. There are now independent Air Cadet Organizations in many other countries throughout the World.

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Ranks

Every cadet will work his or her way through the various stages of training and classifications with potential to reach the level of Staff Cadet. It is not the same, however, with the rank structure on a Squadron. Promotion is awarded as a result of selection by the Squadron Commander. The number of cadets that can be promoted is limited.

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When do you meet?

Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 1900-2130 hours, and there's nearly always something going on at a weekend to get involved in. We're open every Tuesday and Thursday of the year, excluding Bank Holidays, and we also have a break around Christmas time, but we're open throughout the rest of the year, including over school holidays.

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