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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?

First Time Flyers

First Time Flyers

On the 19th April, 3 cadets from 361 squadron experienced their first flight in a Grob Tutor T1 training aircraft with 11 Air Experience Flight at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire.

Sporting Success for North Region

Sporting Success for North Region

North Region recently took part in the Corps. Netball and Rugby competitions, at RAF Cranwell.

Air Cadet Reaching for the Sky

Air Cadet Reaching for the Sky

A nineteen year old former Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Pupil has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to become a pilot. Josh Brooke joined his local Squadron of the RAF Air Cadets in Penrith when he was only fifteen years old after being given a flying lesson at Carlisle Airport. ”With that one flight I was hooked. Some of my friends were cadets and they told me about the opportunities to fly in the organisation” Josh said.

RAF WARMA Two Day March

RAF WARMA Two Day March

Last weekend Flt Lt Harrison undertook the RAF WARMA two day march at DCAE Cosford.