Join Us

Interested in joining the Air Cadets? If so come along on one of our recruit open evenings!

The Next Recruit intake is: October 2020

Your Cadet journey will start on an open evening at the Squadron where you will start to get a taste of what it is to be a cadet with your peers.

To register your interest in an open evening please email

Your recruit training will be structured into three phases in which you will receive all of your academic and practical training as shown below.

Phase 1 & 2

Phase 3

Kitting (Blue Uniform)

  • Principles of Airmanship
  • Basic Map and Compass
  • Initial Expedition Training
  • Basic Radio Communication
  • Leadership Training
  • Youth First Aid Qualification
  • Bronze Duke of Edinburghs Award
  • Shooting (Marksmanship Principles)
  • Weekend Recruit Camp (during phase 3)

Once you have completed and passed Phases 1, 2 and 3 of your recruit training you will Graduate and become a fully fledged cadet able to take part in the full range of activities.

What does it all cost?

  • Subscriptions are £10 per month or £55 for 6 months or £100 for a year
  • Flying, Gliding and Shooting is free
  • Camps are £0-£25 for a weekend, £30-£60 for a week or £150 plus for an overseas camp
  • Blue Uniform as seen above is free
  • Combat, shoes and boots will need to be purchased but we can advise you where and when to buy these