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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?

Cadets Celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday

Cadets Celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday

To celebrate the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, 868 Squadron Air Cadets held their own “Garden” Party at their headquarters in Mirfield.

South and West Yorkshire Return to Cosford

South and West Yorkshire Return to Cosford

South and West Yorkshire Wing returned for the 35th RAF WARMA 2 Day March around RAF Cosford, having taken a year off.  The march sees participants complete 40km (25 miles) of road marching each day, over 2 days, around RAF Cosford.

An Air Cadet in Japan!

An Air Cadet in Japan!

A North Tyneside RAF Air Cadet has has just returned from a trip of a lifetime, having been chosen to represent the UK on the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) in Japan.  

Help

Help

2376 (Bamber Bridge) Squadron are asking for help from the local community of Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall, Leyland, Chorley and surrounding districts.