The Air Training Corps (ATC)

The Air Training Corps (ATC) is part of the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) which also includes the RAF section of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

The corps offers young people between the ages of 12* to 20 with a vast array of opportunities. With over 900 Squadrons you will no doubt live near one. Check the official ACO website to find out where your nearest squadron is.

Squadrons are commanded by Officers commissioned into the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training Branch) - RAFVR(T). The Officers are assisted by Junior Officers, Warrant Officers, Adult SNCOs and Civilian Instructors.

The corps motto is "Venture Adventure" which is shown in the wide choice of courses and camps that you can get involved in.

The aims of the Air Training Corps are -

* 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.

* To develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

The ATC is not a recruiting ground for the RAF although many cadets do go on to have a career within the RAF or other military organisations.

As a cadet you will get the oppotunity to fly in various military aircraft. You may also get the chance to go on various courses from navigation to flying scholarships through to your Private Pilot Licence (PPL).


* Cadet can join from the start of Year 8.


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