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?
Cadet Caitlin Schofield and I recently attended at the Junior NCO course at South & West Yorkshire wing HQ at Castleford.
Last weekend Flt Lt Harrison undertook the RAF WARMA two day march at DCAE Cosford.
On Sunday the 2nd April cadets from Barnsley squadron were up bright and early to travel to Scunthorpe for the annual disability games organised by the rotary club.
Staff, cadets and parents from 59 Huddersfield Squadron were joined by the deputy Mayor Cllr Christrine Iredale and her consort Robert Iredale at Outlane Golf Club for the annual awards presentation evening on Friday 24 March 2017.