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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?

723 Wigan Sqn to the Rescue

723 Wigan Sqn to the Rescue

On Friday 20th May An SOS was sent to Wigan’s Air Force Cadets by the local TA to attend a Boer War Wreath Laying Ceremony on Sunday 22nd , as the Towns Army Cadet Force were unable to get any cadets to attend.

My First Ever ATC Camp/band Camp

My First Ever ATC Camp/band Camp

To introduce I am Paula Nwachukwu and I am a Nigerian I earned my first class badge in 3 weeks after I was formally enrolled to my squadron in January. And I try my best to support and promote certain ideas to try a have a happy and well rested environment.

She's Walking in the Air...

She's Walking in the Air...

Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty recently completed a Wing walk as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge.  A great achievement for anyone, but even more so for someone has a fear of heights.

Memories of You in Concert

Memories of You in Concert

We are delighted to announce that tickets ranging from £15 - £35 with concessions available are now on sale at Leeds Town Hall Box office for the much awaited Concert, Yorkshire Commemorates the Battle of Britain and 75th Anniversary of RAF Air Cadets on Friday 24th June 2016