Join as a Cadet

Join as a Cadet

Cadet membership is open to young people, both male and female, between 12 and 20 years old who accept the challenge. We will accept cadets from the age of 12 providing they have started year 8 at school. The maximum age for new members is 16 yrs old (up until your 17th Birthday).


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 have high standards to maintain as we are a 'military' youth organisation and you'll naturally 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.


What are you waiting for!

We welcome personal visits by potential cadets (ideally accompanied by a parent or guardian), during one of our Parade Nights – these are held twice a week. 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.

Cadets of all nationalities, backgrounds and abilities are equally welcome. If you think cadets is right for you then we have included telephone numbers for you to ring if your interested. Please ring the number if you intend to visit, as security checks may be in place.


Open evenings

We regulary hold open evenings. Find out when the next one is and confirm your attendance here.

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