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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?

Wing Staff Officer Squadron Leader Rimmer Retires…

Wing Staff Officer Squadron Leader Rimmer Retires…

On Sunday 5 February 2017, Greater Manchester Wing wished Squadron Leader David Rimmer RAF VR(T) all the best for the future when he retired from active service in the Air Training Corps. He chose 5 February for retirement, as it is also the anniversary date of the ATC’s formation.

Air Cadets Celebrate Anniversary!

Air Cadets Celebrate Anniversary!

More than 300 local people joined over 60 Air Cadets from Longbenton as they celebrated the formation of the Air Cadet Organisation.

Salford Cadet Springs to Action in Response to a Fire

Salford Cadet Springs to Action in Response to a Fire

On Sunday 12th of February there was a fire at the Church of Ascension in Salford. Witnessing the glow of the fire from his home, Corporal Liam Cole went outside to investigate. On noticing it was his local church he reacted and rushed to the church. Arriving before the emergency services, Corporal Cole took charge of the situation and established a safe distance for onlookers of the fire.

Oldham Cadets Mark Somme Centenary

Oldham Cadets Mark Somme Centenary

In November 2016, RAF Air Cadets from 2200 (Oldham) Squadron undertook a sponsored remembrance to formally mark the 100th Anniversary of the end Battle of the Somme. The Cadets decided it would be a fitting tribute to those who died in the battle to raise extra funds for the Royal British Legion, who provide valuable support to the families of Service Personnel who have died or been injured in battle.