• 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!


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.

* Cadet Corporal
* Cadet Sergeant
* Cadet Flight Sergeant
* Staff Cadet Warrant Officer

Every Cadet NCO in the Corps is expected to:

* Bear an appropriate share of responsibility for the morale, discipline and control of all cadets junior to him or her.
* Show pride in the corps and take an active interest in its good name and efficiency.
* Be smart in appearance and set a high standard of personal behaviour.Cadet Corporal

Cadet Corporal

A Cdt Cpl will have specific duties and responsibilities and should be able to:

* Recognise the need for discipline and be able to apply it with fairness and common sense.
* Communicate clearly, orally and in writing.
* Plan and organise a given tCadet Sergeantask.
* Command a drill squad.

Cadet Sergeant

A Cdt Sgt will generally be given more responsibility on the squadron and, as well as possessing all the qualities of a Cpl, should be able to:

* Accept a greater amount of responsibility, show initiative and inspire confidence.
* Display a sound understanding of the role and organisation of the Corps.
* Take an active part in the organisation of the squadron activities.

Cadet Flight SergeantCadet Flight Sergeant

A Cdt FS should possess all of the above qualities but to a greater depth. He or she should display a level of maturity above that of cadets at the same age.



Cadet Warrant OfficerStaff Cadet Warrent Officer

A CWO is a junior manager and should possess outstanding ability and personal qualities. A CWO should have a wide experience of ATC activities, and have a thorough knowledge of the organisation of the Corps. Service as a CWO gives excellent experience for the possible subsequent adult uniformed service.

Promotion to Cadet Warrant Officer is decided by a panel at Wing level. Prospective candidates will be a Flight Sergeant, preferably holding the Staff Cadet classification and will be required to attend an interview at Wing HQ. Cadets who make it to the dizzy heights of CWO are allowed to remain an Air Cadet until they are 20 years old.

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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