So, are you ready to take the first step towards all the opportunities and benefits that the air cadets can offer you?
2F is the oldest squadron in the ATC, the UK’s premier youth organisation.
We offer young men and women aged 12 to 20 the opportunity to take part in a vast range of activities and to learn and develop new skills and abilities. The ATC is supported by the Royal Air Force and provides challenging aviation, adventurous and community activities.
From experiencing aerobatics in a light aircraft to taking aim on the shooting range the RAF gives us opportunities that those outside the Corps can only dream of. This coupled with a wide range of Squadron based activities, such as developing your leadership and teamwork skills, adventure training, sports and many more.
All this means that for members of 2F life is never dull. Cadets are also able to gain qualifications and skills that are recognised in the wider world including BTECs, First aid training and the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme.
The squadron is staffed by a mixture of Officers of the RAF Volunteer Reserve, Adult NCOs in the ATC and civilian instructors. These staff ensure all activities take place in a safe and controlled environment whilst at the same time encouraging and developing the cadets sense of responsibility, maturity, teamwork and leadership.
If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, why not visit us on a parade evening and see for yourself what we get up to. We are always looking for new members to join the squadron and welcome anyone who is interested in what we can offer.
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 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 18th birthday.
If you don’t fit into that age group and still want to enjoy all of our activities and more, you could join as a volunteer.
Contact us to find out more and for the dates of our next cadet intakes.
Remember the Sqn phone will only be answered Monday and Thursday evenings between 1900 and 2130.