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 joining us may help 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 in school year eight or higher and haven’t had your 17th birthday you can join us. (Cadets can continue till their 20th birthday, but cannot join beyond 17).

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 it’s own rewards – you constantly see the benefits of your own efforts, building on your own achievements and earning BTECs and D of E awards. You’ll be expected to take part in a range of activities – 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 to do next?

Fill out the simple form below and a member of our staff will be in touch with you with details of our next recruitment evening. You can also call us, however email is by far the easiest method for us to get back to us – or just drop in and visit us on one of our parade evenings! We look forward to hearing from you!

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