Norfolk and Suffolk
Wing Air Cadets

We guarantee that you won’t find the incredible combination of adventure, opportunity and fun that Air Cadets offers anywhere else

Norfolk and Suffolk
Wing Air Cadets

We guarantee that you won’t find the incredible combination of adventure, opportunity and fun that Air Cadets offers anywhere else

Norfolk and Suffolk
Wing Air Cadets

We guarantee that you won’t find the incredible combination of adventure, opportunity and fun that Air Cadets offers anywhere else

A NEW YEARS MESSAGE

WING COMMANDER'S NEW YEARS MESSAGE

EVER WONDER WHAT LIFE’S LIKE IN THE AIR CADETS?

Start Your Journey With The Air Cadets Today

Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Royal Air Force Air Cadets! We are a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years, and 20,000 adult volunteers aged 20 and over.

The aims of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) are to promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people; provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life and encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

The RAFAC is a voluntary youth group which includes two elements; the Air Training Corps (ATC) and the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).  It is supported by the Royal Air Force and the Ministry of Defence.

Learn to fly, learn skills to lead expeditions, compete in sporting competitions, become target shooting marksman, join a band, learn about aviation and aerospace, gain BTEC qualifications, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, attend camps and courses in the UK and abroad – this are just some of the many activities and opportunities that are on offer when you become a member of the Air Cadets.

And there’s one more important thing – it’s A LOT OF FUN!

SO MUCH TO DO AT THE CADETS

SOME OF WHAT WE DO

Shooting

Whatever level you are as a cadet, you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at military skills and drills including shooting. Marksmanship is a skill which requires focus, concentration and a very steady hand. There are awards for all levels of shooting and you can progress through different types of weapons too.

Parade & Drill

Drill is an important part of the Air Cadets. It shows how disciplined and organised you can be as an individual, remembering instructions and carrying them out accurately. More importantly, it shows your ability to work in a team and is a way of displaying the high standards of dress and behaviour which air cadets are renowned for.

FLYING & GLIDING

Joining the Air Cadets opens up lots of opportunities, including the chance to fly! It’s our aim to get you airborne as often as possible, as a passenger in a light aircraft, a glider or even on-board RAF aircraft such as our Typhoon fast-jet or a Chinook helicopter.

Adventurous Training

Adventurous Training is an essential part of the Air Cadet’s training syllabus and the place where team effort really matters – you’ll build new friendships, and learn to rely on the other people you’re with to get the job done. It also lets you show off your leadership qualities.

Sports

Feeling competitive? As an air cadet you can take part in seven main sports at different levels – athletics, cross country, football, rugby, hockey, netball and swimming. Whatever you do it’ll help improve your physical fitness levels and your team skills. If you’re good enough at your favourite sport we’ll notice, and can help you take it to the next level.

Education and Training

Aside from all the great experiences and new skills you’ll gain as an air cadet, you can also take away real qualifications that will set you apart from the crowd when you head to university or begin your chosen career. First Aid qualifications and BTEC Awards are just some of the qualifications you can study for.

Norfolk & Suffolk Wing is a hardworking and active area within the Corps, with a dedicated team of Adult Volunteers and over 900 enthusiastic and determined cadets. Regardless of what your interests are we have something for everyone – why not get in touch and see it for yourself

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