New Recruit Information
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.
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 between 12 (in year 8 at school) and 17 years old you can join us.
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 its own reward - you constantly see the benefits of your own efforts, building on your achievements and earning BTECs and DoE Awards. You'll be expected to take part in as many of the activities we run as possible, but with what's on offer you won't need much persuading!
We do have high standards to maintain as we are a 'military' youth organisation and you'llbe expected to 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.
So what are you waiting for!
Come and visit us (ideally accompanied by a parent or guardian) and we can tell you what we do, you can talk to other cadets and answer any questions you or your parents/guardians may have during one of our Parade Nights (Tuesdays and Thursdays). We do have specific entry dates which will help you fit in with our hectic training programme. Just come along and see if you like it - you don't have to join, but at least check out what you might be missing.
Don't be shy about taking that first step - it may be the best thing you've ever done!
Then simple fill out our Enquiry Form and we will be in touch.