Joining as a cadet


With effect from 1st August 2014 the regulations specifying cadet joining age will change.

A young person who is over 12 years of age becomes eligible to join the Air Cadet Organisation from the start of school year 8 in England and Wales, year S2 in Scotland and Year 9 in Northern Ireland. 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 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 7.00pm - 9.30pm, providing a wide range of activities, as well as offering some activities at the weekend. Find our Squadron location details here.

Take a look our video below, and see some of the stuff you could be doing:

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?

Why not visit us on one of our Tuesday and Thursday evening between 7.00pm - 9.30pm. Find our Squadron location details here. We suggest contacting us in advance to ensure we're not training away from our Squadron building.

If you'd like more information, you can contact us at or phone 01767 691681 (Answer machine during non parade hours).

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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Once you have registered, we'll keep you up-dated on the earliest you can join, and provide any information you may require before your first night.

We can also arrange for you to come along to a parade evening to find out more about what we do before you start. We parade every Tuesday and Thursday evening between 7.00pm - 9.30pm.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets