HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
To participate fully works out at £10 per month. That includes all parade nights and 'on Squadron' activities, as well as flying, gliding, shooting etc.
WHAT WILL I DO IF I JOIN?
Cadets who join are gradually introduced to a wide range of activities, all of which are designed to be enjoyable, beneficial and rewarding. As cadets gain experience and get older, they become eligible to take part in a wider range of activities. In summary, cadets enjoy flying, gliding, camping, sports, drill, adventure training and parade evenings, but for more information click here...
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING?
Other than getting to experience activities that most young people simply would not be able to elsewhere such as flying and shooting, cadets make new friends, learn to work as a team and develop skills that are valuable in later life such as self discipline, motivation, determination and personal pride.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU MEET?
We meet on Monday and Friday evenings. Weekend events are advertised separately.
WHEN DO I GET MY UNIFORM?
Normally within 4-6 months. Until then new members are asked to wear smart clothing such as school uniform.
WHO RUNS AN AIR CADET SQUADRON?
Air Cadet squadrons are staffed by reserve RAF Officers and 'Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers'. All staff are vetted to determine their suitability to work with young people, are unpaid and give up their time on a voluntary basis.
AM I, OR IS MY CHILD MADE TO DO ACTIVITIES I / THEY DO NOT WANT TO DO?
No. Membership of the Air Cadets is voluntary and members take part in what they feel ready and comfortable to do, although cadets are encouraged to attend regularly and take part in as much as possible in order to benefit as much as they can. All activities are risk assessed and supervised by qualified staff to ensure they are delivered as safely as possible. In addition, all staff are trained in safeguarding procedures and are well equipped to support young people who may have additional needs or requirements, be they temporary or permanent.