What We Do
The possibilities are endless when it comes to activities in the air cadets.
There are so many activities that you can do, so get involved.
There is so much that you can learn from the activities you do, not just by gaining the experience. Putting your skills to good practice from what you’ve learnt in lessons is an excellent way to learn, covering not only the theory, but the practical side of things too.
The great outdoors is a brilliant place to learn new things and it’s our playground for activities. Some of the things you can do involve:
- Camping – Work on your survival skills and learn to work as a team.
- Easter/Summer Camps – Gaining experience on an RAF station.
- Overseas Camps – Soaking up the sun in Cyprus or visiting war memorials in Germany.
- Adventure Training – Training in the Lake District or Wales doing lots of fun activities.
Let’s not forget about the “Air” in Air Cadets. Flying and gliding prove a great experience and can be very rewarding for cadets. Be able to have the opportunity to handle the controls and learn about how the aircraft responds. A great opportunity to learn how to fly.
Show your leadership skills by completing the physically demanding Air Cadet Leadership Course (ACLC) and you will develop your skills. You will have the experience to lead a team and also work as part of a team whilst completing certain exercises designed to test your skills.
Training Syllabus – We want to develop you as an individual and we have a designed syllabus to aid us do that. This syllabus will enable you to do more activities and learn more within the ATC. We also have a rank structure for cadets to give them responsibilities within the unit.
The aims of the Air Training Corps are to:
- Promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people
- Provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life
- Encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship