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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?

Armthorpe Take Part in Menin Gate Ceremony

Armthorpe Take Part in Menin Gate Ceremony

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps, 1053 (Armthorpe) Squadron undertook a 'Battlefields Tour' during July 2016.

A Gold Star for 361 Squadron!

A Gold Star for 361 Squadron!

On the 11th August 2016, following an inspection by the North Region Health, Safety & Environment Advisor, 361 (Gateshead) Squadron was awarded a Gold Star Award for its contribution towards the Air Cadet Organisation Safety Management System.

Team DNW Tackle the Arduous Nijmegen Marches

Team DNW Tackle the Arduous Nijmegen Marches

An intrepid team of six Cadets and one Instructor from Durham/Northumberland Wing Air Cadets have overcome a series of challenges to complete the prestigious Nijmegen Marches in Holland.

RIAT's Best Cadet Is From Greater Manchester Wing

RIAT's Best Cadet Is From Greater Manchester Wing

Greater Manchester Wing's CWO Pauline Williams of 182 (Trafford) Squadron wins best cadet at RIAT 2016.