Join As a Cadet

It’s important to know that we’re not a recruiting organisation for the Services (but it’s great if you decide you want to join later on). We’re not interested in anything but you and your potential, and will help you get the most from your experience as a cadet.

Worried about fitting in? Equality is a central part of the Air Cadets’ ethic. The cadet experience is open to everyone, so whatever your nationality, gender, background or ability, if you’re aged between 12 (and in Year 8) and 16 – you can join us!

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 DofE 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 operate an intake system whereby potential recruits join on a designated night at the same time. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us.

Interested in joining? 

If you are aged between 12 years old (but must be in at least year 8 of school) and 16 years old then please fill in the form below form to start your Air Cadet Journey!