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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.

The 75th Anniversary Torch Relay

The Air Training Corps. 75th Anniversary Torch will be travelling through out the country from the 13th July – 28th August 2016 on an epic John O’Groats to Land’s End journey.

It will be travelling via many different means, from helicopters to canoes, riding on roller coasters and trains and visiting as many Air Cadets as it can along the way.

To find out where it will be, what it is doing and when, look here.

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?

Blackadder Flies in With Hurricane for Usworth Air Cadets 75th Anniversary

Blackadder Flies in With Hurricane for Usworth Air Cadets 75th Anniversary

2214 (Usworth) Squadron Air Cadets based in Washington helped construct a life size replica Hawker Hurricane aircraft at the Galleries Shopping Centre. The cadet 75th anniversary was celebrated with the display of the World War 2 Hawker Hurricane fighter and a Photo Exhibition.

Cyber Cadet Goes for Gold

Cyber Cadet Goes for Gold

1114 (Gosforth) Squadron recently celebrated another Squadron success story when Cadet Sergeant Alexander Taylor brought home his Gold Comms Award from the Corps. Cyber Camp!

National Recognition for Local Air Cadet Volunteer

National Recognition for Local Air Cadet Volunteer

An Air Cadet leader from County Durham has been awarded a Defence Council Letter of Appreciation in recognition of a staggering 51 years’ service to the organisation.

Air Cadets Enjoy Praise From the Top

Air Cadets Enjoy Praise From the Top

Group Captain Mark Leeming – the North Region boss for the RAF Air Cadets – went through the keyhole of Longbenton Air Cadet Squadron to celebrate the achievements of the young people over the past 12 months.