The Air Training Corps (ATC) is a national organisation for young people aged between 13 and 20. It was established in 1941 and there are nearly 1,000 squadrons divided into 34 wings, which then split into six Regions.

With almost 41,000 members, the ATC is one of the country’s premier youth organisations and the world’s largest youth air training organisation. The Cadets are supported by a volunteer Staff of nearly 10,000 plus 5,000 Civilian Committee Members.

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Join as an Air 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 it’s great 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.

Join as an adult volunteer

Over 20? Seeking a new challenge? Would you like to develop skills, leadership qualities and gain qualifications too?

At Air Cadets, we constantly assess our past achievements, implement changes to meet the challenges of today and make plans for the future and a huge part of that planning is you. As the backbone of our organisation we’re always on the look out for high-calibre volunteers.

Join the Civilian Committee

The Civilian Committee is the driving force behind any good ATC Unit.

The Civilian Committee are responsible for effectively keeping the squadron alive; their duties vary from organising fund raising to getting equipment for the squadron, to assisting with recruitment events and even any financial issue that may arise.

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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