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?
CI Luke Parry of 2490 (Spen Valley) Squadron arranged a special trip which both Spen Valley and Dewsbury air cadets attending.
On the 11th of June, myself and other cadets from sector 1 went to RAF Cosford air show. I have only been an Air Cadet for a short time so this is my first air show that I have been to with my Squadron.
In July Air Cadets in Mirfield held their annual Open Day and Presentation Parade to celebrate the achievements of Squadron members during the first half of the year, and it was a very busy day with over 200 certificates to be presented to 55 cadets, as well as the annual trophies.
11.45 on a warm and bright Sunday afternoon in August, and it’s nearly time for the formal opening of Mirfield Agricultural Show 2017. But before Councillor Paul Blakely, Mayor of Mirfield, takes centre stage the public address system announces the arrival of the cadets from 868 (Mirfield Squadron Air Cadets in the main arena for a display by their Corps of Drums and display team, greeted by applause from all around the audience.