Welcome to Air Cadets North
the website for North Region, Air Training Corps
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 167 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?
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 13 to 17. It is considered one of the country's
premier youth organisations and the world's largest youth air training
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
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?
News from North Region
We arrived at Wing Headquarters on the Friday afternoon full of energy and ready to tackle the RAF WARMA (Royal Air Force walking and road marching association) march at RAF Cosford, we had been training for this since November the previous year and for those of us that had been the previous year knew how much of a challenge the team and the individuals faced.
The theme of the 2013 modelling competition for North Region is “Bi-Planes”. The judges feel that with the standard in recent years being so high they need to test the abilities and skills of the modellers within North Region.
On 23rd March, 2431 (Keighley) Squadron ATC sent 3 of our Cadets on an adventure training camp. Here is what Cadet Luke Towler had to say about his week:
During the Easter Holidays, a group of cadets from Durham/Northumberland Wing (including seven cadets from 361 (Gateshead) Squadron) attended a tri-service music camp at Barry Buddon Training Camp, near Dundee in Scotland.
During his visit to 162 (Stockport) Squadron, as part of the Lees Trophy Inspections in 2013, Group Captain Middleton, Regional Commandant (North), kindly agreed to an interview with our Media Team
Throughout 2012, committed Air Cadets from 103 (Doncaster) Squadron have fully supported the Doncaster Branch of the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) with their annual Wings Appeal Competition. The competition is open to all ATC Squadrons within the Doncaster area and is presented for the most funds collected annually for this creditable charity. Doncaster cadets did remarkably well throughout 2012 and succeeded in collecting the most funds to clinch the prestigious trophy.
1053 Armthorpe Squadron and 103 Doncaster Squadron were invited to Doncaster Mansion house on Monday the 22nd of April 2013. Both Squadrons were invited to provide a Guard of Honour for Lancaster Bomber veteran Eric Clarke's 100th birthday.
Just before Easter Wetherby Air Cadets took a trip to the local indoor snow centre, Sno!Zone.
Cadets had an hour lesson, joined by their OC.
In March 2013, Wetherby Air Cadets dismantled a Typhoon Fighter Jet.
Sadly, the RAF would not lend us a real one so they improvised.
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