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Epsom & Ewell Squadron

Aviation, action and adventure

The Air Training Corps is an internationally recognised organisation offering unique opportunities for those who take part. Being a Military Youth Organisation we are able run a number of activities such as flying, gliding and shooting on a regular basis.

Our highly dedicated staff team are on hand to provide safe training to all our cadets, as well as offer unique experiences not available elsewhere.

What we do

Here is some information about the exciting activities and opportunities available to the Air Cadets at 323 Squadron.
Air cadets doing Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award

By being a part of the Squadron, cadets can achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award with ease! Cadets have better access to resources and experiences that are often unavailable in schools.

Map reading and physical skills obtained in cadets will help their team complete their expedition. Cadets are able to complete the volunteering section of the DofE program while helping the surrounding community.

Air cadets doing education

Education and qualifications

We run our BTEC program through CVQO and offer a range of vocational qualifications, including leadership and music.

These vocational qualifications will boost your CV and help you stand out from the rest as you apply for higher education or employment.

Cadets also have the opportunity to gain a HeartStart, Youth First Aid or Activity First Aid Qualification.

Air cadets doing education

First Aid

First aid is an important and enjoyable part of cadet life. The cadets learn how to help a casualty until a paramedic arrives, or the injury is properly treated. This includes things like stopping severe bleeding, helping a casualty having a heart attack, and most importantly CPR.

Training that teaches you how to perform safe and careful procedures is given through in depth lessons and practical exercises, where cadets can practice as if it was a real-life situation.

Air cadets doing fieldcraft


An activity which many cadets enjoy on the squadron is fieldcraft.

The primary purpose of fieldcraft training is to develop a cadet's personal skills and knowledge in a wide range of activities that relate to surviving in a field environment.

In addition, it offers a wide range of opportunities for leadership at all levels. Good fieldcraft training will maximise efficiency whilst moving by day and night.

Air cadets flying


Becoming an Air Cadet will provide you with plenty of opportunities to take to the skies, whether it’s in a Grob Tutor or a Viking Glider. But that's not all, as cadets can also get to experience flights on different aircraft used by the RAF.

Through the Air Training Corps Cadets have the chance to obtain scholarships in flying and gliding with the aim of flying solo.

Air cadets on camp


Camps are one of the most enjoyable activities for cadets to participate in, they can be a week long or just a weekend with a variety of different skills taught over the course of them.

Camps allow the cadets to meet new people from other Squadrons and discover new interests. Summer Camps at RAF Stations are where cadets get to experience life in the RAF. Adventure Training Camps, where cadets can take part in activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, hill walking and archery.

Another camp on offer is RIAT, the world's largest military air show. Cadets are expected to work as a team, and are able to obtain the unique opportunity to work behind the scenes at the air show and be allowed access to special privileges, like privately watching the planes land while being front row on the stands.

Air cadets doing Parade


An important activity of cadets is drill which teaches organisation, self-confidence, teamwork and discipline.

Most evenings cadets will practise drill even just for 10 minutes. The best cadets at drill take part in an annual competition against other Squadrons in Surrey.

Air cadets doing sports


Sports is an important activity for cadets, it is good for both physical and mental health.

We regularly have sports sessions, it can vary from physical training, team games and practising for competitions against other Squadrons.

Some sports cadets will have to attend trials to see if they are good enough to represent Surrey Wing against the likes of London Wing and others in the South East.

Air cadets doing adventure training

Adventure training

Adventure training (AT) is a core element of the syllabus taught in the Air Training Corps and is definitely one of the more popular activities. It builds trust in your fellow cadets and allows you to develop as a leader.

AT consists of a variety of activities including rock climbing, paddle sports, hill walking, orienteering and mountain biking.

It enables the cadets to mix with cadets from other Squadrons and allows you to make lifelong friends whilst learning a new skill.

Thinking of joining?

323 Epsom and Ewell Squadron parades every Monday and Thursday nights between 19:15 - 21:30, at the Army Reserve Centre, Welbeck Close, Ewell, KT17 2BG.

If you are between the ages 12 - 17 come on down (ideally accompanied by a parent or guardian), and meet the cadets and staff, and see all we have to offer.