Joining as a cadet


A young person who is over 12 years of age becomes eligible to join the RAF Air Cadet from the start of school year 8 in England and Wales. In addition any young person becomes eligible to join when they reach 13 years of age regardless of their school year. A person can not join after their 17th birthday.

The RAF Air Cadets offers a wide range of activities including, adventure training, target shooting, Duke of Edinburgh award and various sports. Most activities are free, but some camps require a contribution towards costs.

We parade every Tuesday and Thursday evening between 7.15pm - 9.30pm, providing a wide range of activities, as well as offering some activities at the weekend. Find our Squadron location details here.

You can find out more about some of the activities we do at the following links, Flying & Gliding, Adventure Training, Camps, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Drill, First Aid, Shooting, Sports.

Why not take a look at our Latest News section to see what we have been up to recently. We also have our own Facebook and Twitter pages, with up-to-date message of what is happening on the Squadron.

Interested in joining?

Our next open eveningfor new cadets is taking place on the evening of Thursday 2nd December 2021.

If you'd like to attend the open evening please email us at or complete the form below.

If your interested in joining, you can also fill in the form below, and we'll contact you ASAP. Please note that we will reply by email in the first instance.

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If you're not yet old enough to join, please feel free to still contact us and we'll keep you updated on the earliest you can join, and provide any information you may require before joining.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets