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Welcome to Air Cadets North

The website for North Region, Royal Air Force Air Cadets

The Region covers most of Northern England in a line from the Mersey in the west, to the Humber in the east and north to the Scottish boarders. There are over 6000 Air Cadets in North Region, located at one of our 168 Squadrons. This means that where ever you are in the Region, there is usually an Air Cadet unit near you.

What Do Air Cadets Do?

You name it, there is a good chance there is an Air Cadet somewhere doing it!

Air Cadets is a voluntary, youth organization supported by the Royal Air Force. It is open to anyone aged 12 (And in year 8) to 20. It is considered one of the country's premier youth organisations and the world's largest youth air training organization.

Air Cadets provides a stimulating, exciting and varied program which ensures that all cadets achieve their full potential.  This may come in many different ways including academics, sport, flying, gliding, skiing, adventure training, leadership training and in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Most Squadrons will meet twice a week during which cadets are able to take part in many activities, as well as planning for additional ones. There are also numerous weekend events and activities, provided by the Squadrons.

Additional activities are organised by Wings, North Region and the Corps. These can take place at RAF Stations, Army Training Estates and even abroad and can last a lot longer than just a weekend. Your local Squadron is always looking for new people to join, be it as a cadet, volunteer staff or as a member of a Squadrons Civilian Committee.

Why not see where your nearest North Region Squadron is and see how you could get involved?

Castleford Support the RBL

Castleford Support the RBL

On Saturday 12th November 2016 a large group of Castleford Cadets went out in the local area selling poppies to the public on behalf of the Royal British Legion! They battled the freezing temperatures and threatened rain for most of the day throughout the centre of Castleford, and still managed a smile on their faces for the many shoppers on this busy Saturday on the run-up to Christmas.

2468 Celebrate New Identity at Annual Dinner

2468 Celebrate New Identity at Annual Dinner

Cadets, staff and guests from 2468 celebrated in style on Friday 18th November at their first annual dinner as Belle Vue Squadron. The event took place at Stanley House Masonic Hall with a number of distinguished guests in attendance including the guest of honour Air Marshal Sir ‘Dusty’ Miller KBE.

Windermere Cadets Take to the Air

Windermere Cadets Take to the Air

Cadets from 1264 Windermere Squadron took to the air this week when seven of them flew with No 11 AEF at RAF Leeming. Four of the cadets flew for the first time and all raved about their unique experience.

The Torch Prize Draw Winner Announced

The Torch Prize Draw Winner Announced

The Torch Prize Draw has taken place at the recent National Drill and Band competition.