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?
On the 6th September 2016 I was honoured to be invited to St James’s Palace to collect my Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Last Sunday 361 squadron took part in the Durham/Northumberland Wing Inter-Squadron Cross-Country Competition at the Rising Sun Country Park in Wallsend. Unfortunately the park did not live up to it's name as the sun remained hidden and the weather was wet, cold and miserable throughout the day.
Whitby Squadron was delighted to welcome Wing Commander Whiteley, Station commander RAF Fylingdales who was visiting the squadron for the first time since recently taking post at RAF Fylingdales.
On Sunday 19th February 8 cadets from Castleford Squadron went to Park Lodge shooting ground in Cowick, Goole for a day of Clay Target shooting.