The minimum joining age for the ATC is 12 and in Year 8 at school. The maximum age to join is 17. If you’re in this band, then great, move onto step 2…
We have 32 units across South Cheshire, Staffordshire and the Black Country and there are another 920 around the rest of the UK. So, take the time to use our squadron locator
to find your nearest Staffs Wing squadron or visit the Air Cadets website.
The Air Cadets to some amazing activities: flying, gliding, target shooting, fieldcraft, rock climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, parachuting, engineering, visits overseas, the list goes on and on and on and on!
If you’re still unconvinced, have a look over on our #WhatWeDo section!
Not only do we have too many jaw-dropping activities to list, but every cadet will spend their ATC Career gaining qualifications that will support them through school, college, university and their careers.
From BTECs in Teamwork, Aviation and Leadership through to the Duke of Edinburgh award, from top First Aid Qualifications to adventure training certifications, you’ll gain lots from the Air Cadets.
There’s lots to know about the Air Cadets.
You might have questions about the cost, when you’re expected to meet, where the uniform comes from, what happens when you reach the age of 18 or how we support people with disabilities. So before you go any further, make sure you check out our FAQs.