Welcome to Air Cadets North
the website for North Region, Air Training Corps
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 167 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?
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 13 to 17. It is considered one of the country's
premier youth organisations and the world's largest youth air training
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
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?
First Flights at Gosforth
By Cadet Warrant Officer Megan Taylor - 1114 (Gosforth) Squadron
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On Tuesday 4th March, three of 1114’s cadets were up bright and early in order to begin the trip to 11 AEF (Air Experience Flying) at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire. Once there, they would make the first of many landmarks in their cadet career – their first flight in a Grob Tutor aircraft.
Doncaster Leading the Way!
By CI Nigel Jackson - 103 Sqn Training Officer
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A number of Doncaster Air Cadets are celebrating after passing their exams achieving new classification badges. The cadets have been studying aviation related subjects and were all successful in passing their online examinations which will enable them to progress even further in the academic side of the ACO. A special mention goes to Cadet Flight Sergeant Thomas Heath who successfully passed his Master Air Cadet Qualification. This will now enable him to pursue the Cadet method of Instruction qualification moving forward in his cadet career. All cadets were presented their respective certificates and badges by visiting Sector Commander 2, Sqn Ldr Kirk.
Cadet of the Month
By Sqn Ldr Iain Kirk – OC Sector 2
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Doncaster Air Cadet, Gabriel Ferguson has achieved ‘Cadet of the Month’ at 103 (Doncaster) Sqn. He has worked extremely hard during the month, participating in squadron events and gaining individual points in the inter-flight competition run at the unit. Cadet Ferguson was delighted as he received his award from Sector Commander 2, Sqn Ldr Kirk. This was a very proud moment for him and was respectably congratulated by fellow cadets at the squadron.
Who Shot the Sheriff!?
By Flt Lt G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
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Air Cadets from Longbenton have picked up a community service award from the High Sheriff for Tyne and Wear at a ceremony held at The Centre for Life in Newcastle City Centre. The award for ‘valuable services in the community’ recognises the hard work the cadets have put in over the past 12 months in the local area.
Longbenton Youngsters Reign Again!
By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
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Longbenton youngsters are celebrating an historic achievement after winning ‘the treble’ for the second year running to be crowned as the Top Performing Air Cadet Squadron in the North-East.
By 361 Sqn Website - 361 (Gateshead) Squadron
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It was third time lucky (after two cancellations on previous dates due to poor weather) for three cadets from 361 squadron who today completed their first flights in Grob Tutor aircraft at RAF Leeming.
Cadets Take Standard Bearing to a New Level
By GM Wing Website - 1832 (North Manchester) Squadron
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Sunday 16 March 2014 saw cadets from 1832 (North Manchester) Squadron take part in the RAFA Youth Standard Bearing competition. They spent the majority of the day in Hull competing against other teenagers from the North area to get a place in the national competition.
First Class Graduation!
By CWO J Snowden - 2431 (Keighley) Squadron
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On Monday 10th March 2014, 16 Cadets Graduated from First Class Training at 2431 (Keighley) Squadron ATC.
1407 Cadets Represent Their Wing
By 1407 Sqn Website - 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron
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Cpls Addison and Armstrong recently represented Durham/Northumberland Wing at the Inter-wing Cross-country Competition. The event was held at a windy and rain-sodden Witton Country Park, Blackburn.
High Flying Hardit Up for National Awards
By Flt Lt G G Richardson - 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron
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19-year old Longbenton Air Cadet, Hardit Parmar is amongst the top cadets in the country and aiming to be the best and jet off on an African adventure!
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