Adults in the Air Cadet Organisation

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Whilst cadets learn something new every time they go out with the Air Training Corps, the majority of formal training is carried out at the Squadron HQ in line with the Air Cadet syllabus of training. Cadets are now eligible for a BTEC in Aviation Studies, so you can see a real value in your input.

As an adult you would normally join as a Civilian Instructor and help with the implementation and delivery of the training syllabus. However, just as important as this are the other things you bring, such as enthusiasm, willingness to get involved and an ability to mix well with teenagers. Whatever your experience we will provide additional training to assist you. Not all training is theory based, practical skills are equally highly regarded.

Staff manning the kitchens

No previous military service is required and if you want to progress further it is usually possible to move into uniformed service as an Adult SNCO, or even go for a commission in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Training Branch. If you have already served in Her Majesty's Forces you may qualify for direct entry in either role.

As a voluntary organisation we look to the local community for support in many ways and you could also help by joining the Civilian Welfare Committee.

The financial rewards for adult service are few and far between, but the real payback is seeing the cadets progress and enjoy themselves. If you want to know more, please contact us.