So, are you ready to take the first step towards all the opportunities and benefits that we can offer you?
It's important to know that we're not a recruiting organisation for the Services (but it's great if you decide you want to join later on).
We're not interested in anything but you and your potential, and will help you get the most from your experience as a cadet.
Worried about fitting in? Equality is a central part of the Air Cadets’ ethic. The cadet experience is open to everyone, so whatever your nationality, background or ability, whether you're male or
female, if you're in between 12 (and in year 8 at school) and 17 years old you can join us.
The maximum age for entry is 17 years old, therefore you can request to join us anytime between your 12th and 17th birthday. If you are above that age group and still want to enjoy all of our activities and more, you could join as a volunteer. Find out more on in our Volunteer Section.
We always welcome personal visits by potential cadets (ideally accompanied by a parent or guardian), during one of our Parade Nights – these are Tuesday and Friday evenings.
We have specific entry dates usually one in the spring and one in autumn, but we will tell you more about this when you visit. Just come along and see if you like it - you don't have to join, but at least check out what you might be missing.
We will discuss what they do, show you Cadet activities and answer any questions you or your parents/guardians may have.
Don't be shy about taking that first step - it may be the best thing you've ever done. Go for it!
Cadets across the country celebrated the 79th anniversary of formation of the Air Training Corps on Sunday 2nd February 2020.
607 (Wearmouth) Squadron was no different, we joined in celebrations and a service of thanksgiving at St. Andrews Church in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Air Training Corps, part of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets organisation, was formed by royal warrent on the 5th February 1941 and Air Cadets mark this date with celebrations on the closest Sunday to the anniversary, the Sunday is referred to as ATC Sunday. ATC Sunday is always a great opportunity for reflection and thanks for the organisation that a brought us all together with a shared interest.
UPDATED 20.03.2020 21:50
Currently, the Royal Air Force Air Cadets are following all NHS guidelines in response to COVID-19(Coronavirus).
In response to COVID-19 and to keep all our cadets and adult volunteers safe:
All RAFAC face-to-face activity is suspended until the end of May