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 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. You can find out more on what we do here.

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.

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 you can join us. The maximum age for entry is 17 years old, therefore you can request to join us from your 13th birthday or at age 12 when beginning school year 8 (England & Wales) and 17th birthday. If you are above that age group and still want to enjoy all of our activities and more, you could join as a volunteer.