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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.

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?

Knaresborough Cadets Dine in With Style

Knaresborough Cadets Dine in With Style

1953 (Knaresborough) Squadron held an annual dining in night this November in order to give the cadets an authentic experience of the RAFs dining culture and tradition. The event was held at the Dower House in Knaresborough where staff and cadets gathered to enjoy a three-course meal, complete with speeches and the passing of the ‘port’.

Flying Back 60 Years!

Flying Back 60 Years!

Air Cadets from Longbenton flew back in time to 1956 when the Squadron first opened its doors to the community!

Windermere Cadets Take to the Air

Windermere Cadets Take to the Air

Cadets from 1264 Windermere Squadron took to the air this week when seven of them flew with No 11 AEF at RAF Leeming. Four of the cadets flew for the first time and all raved about their unique experience.

1264 Windermere Squadron Air Cadets Visit Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue HQ

1264 Windermere Squadron Air Cadets Visit Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue HQ

15  Cadets and 4 Members of Staff visited the HQ of their local mountain rescue team in Ambleside on Thursday 3rd November where they were given a comprehensive insight into how the team conducts its rescues and operations.