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.
The initial module cadets undertake teaches them the basics of Radio Communication and how to operate a radio.
Building upon the initial module, cadets are able to complete the Radio Operator Course.
The course aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to operate a radio and act as a radio operator as part of a flight of cadets.
Cadets who successfully complete the operator course are able to complete the Radio Communicator Course.
The course aims to develop the skills required to run a network control station during a radio led exercise and further develop communication skills.
Cadets who successfully complete the radio communicator course are able to complete the Radio Communications Specialist Course.
The course aims to develop the skills required to build a complete radio station, either in a building or in the field. There are two modules within this training: Technical Skills and Radio Deployment.