RAF Air Cadets

What is the ATC?

The Air Training Corps is community-based and open to anyone aged between 13, (or 12 if you are in year 8), and 20 years. Organised into more than 900 squadrons around the country, we’re probably closer than you think

Amongst the many adventurous training opportunities on offer, we are one of the largest operating authorities of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

The ATC motto is ‘Venture – Adventure’ and our cadets know that it’s more than just words – it’s an attitude that helps you stand out from the crowd.

Our Aims

To promote and encourage an interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.

To provide training which is useful in either service or civilian life.

To foster the spirit of adventure and to develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.