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.
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?
With the longer days now with us and the upcoming 75th anniversary events, Easter Camp season etc etc, now is the time to consider making your entry for the RAF Photographic competition (or digging out the best of last year's). When you go away on any activity, do not forget your camera. Pictures of any ACO event can be entered but remember that this is a competition for Public Relations photos and so try and show some ACO "branding"; badges, brassards etc. There is a no longer a dedicated class for cadets but all are eligible to enter the "Amateur Military" class.
Air Cadets and staff from 1323 Ryedale, 740 Whitby and 739 Scarborough Squadrons were invited by Wing Commander Dave Keighley MA RAF, Station Commander of RAF Fylingdales to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th Birthday with the staff of RAF Fylingdales and honoured guests, Battlespace Management Force Commander Air Commodore A K Gillespie MA BSc RAF, and Director National Air Defence and Space Operations, Group Captain M R Johnson BSc MA MBA RAF.
Thanks to some generous donations, fantastic fundraising by the Civilian Committee and hard work from our Treasurer claiming back Gift Aid, 236 (Bollington) Squadron ATC now has a brand new Flight Simulator!
Flt Lt Gavin Houghton, Squadron Commander at 1338 (Seaham) Squadron ATC, was recently awarded the Lord-Lieutenant's Certificate of Meritorious Service.