Air Training Corps
Formed on 5th February 1941, the Air Training Corps, also known as the Air Cadets, is a cadet organisation active across the United Kingdom. It is a military funded organisation offering unique and unmatched experiences for young people aged 12 and over. The Royal Air Force supports many of the activities that cadets undertake, be that on the ground on our week long Adventure Training Camps or in the air learning to fly aircraft in our Air Experience Flights.
Throughout the year cadets have the opportunity to visit a number of RAF stations, having tours in and around serving aircraft, and can sometimes even be lucky enough to experience a flight in aircraft such as the Chinook or Merlin.
The ATC prides itself on its high standards, and as a cadet you will help maintain these standards as part of the RAF. Branching off from the military we are able to offer unique experiences not available in any other cadet organisation in the UK. Cadets have the opportunity to learn how to climb, abseil, kayak, scramble, white water-raft, orienteer and shoot current and retired military rifles.
If you are a keen athlete there is even the potential to nationally represent the ATC in a number of sports, ranging from athletics and cross country, to football and rugby.
Cadets have the ability to learn and develop skills while being part of a nationally recognised and respected youth organisation. There are over 900 ATC squadrons across the UK with more than 41,000 cadets and voluntary adult staff, which you could be a part of!