Air Cadet from around the Region have access to the Air Cadet Organisation’s own radio network. The network allows cadets to practice radio operating procedures and techniques and to exchange messages with other cadets around the UK and overseas, as well as within their own Squadrons. Air Cadets can also communicate with Sea, Army and CCF Cadets, and sometimes both civil and military aircraft in flight.
Radios are very useful, they allow pilots to talk to ground and air traffic controllers and each other, and cadets in the field to stay in touch with their. From an early stage, cadets are taught the basic principles and techniques used for radio communication. They are able to build upon this later and earn various qualifications and become more proficient in the use of Radio and radio equipment.
Many cadets progress on to completing their Radio Communications Qualification and are entitled to wear the badge on their uniform. Some cadets successfully pass the Amateur Radio Foundation License Exam that allows cadets to apply for an Amateur Radio Licence.