The Air Training Corps (ATC) is a national organization for young people aged between 12 and 20. It was established in 1941 and there are nearly 1,000 squadrons divided into 34 Wings, which then split into six Regions.
With almost 41,000 members, the ATC is one of the country's premier youth organizations and the world's largest youth air training organization. The Cadets are supported by a volunteer Staff of nearly 10,000 plus 5,000 Civilian Committee Members.
● To promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.
● To provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life.
● To foster the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship