There are many different options for Adult's who wish to help the cadets. Click below to find out who the current Staff are at Glastonbury & Street Sqn, and to read up on what kind of things they get up to.
Cadets are the Squadron - To keep things running smooth and efficient we employ Cadet NCOs; a leadership placement any cadet can earn during their time on the Sqn. Click below to see how this structure works.
The Air Cadets offers so many different opportunities from flying to trekking across Africa.
Please click below to find out about just some of the opportunities available to you when you join.
Every year the oppurtunities open to cadet organisation grow. So if we don't do it now it could be in the pipeline.
If there is something you want to try? There's a strong possibility you will be able to do it with the Air Cadets.
Nothing is impossible!
Air Training Corps
The Air Training Corps (ATC) is a national voluntary youth organisation, established in 1941 by King George VI. The ATC is part of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) which also encompasses the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) RAF section. The RAFAC is sponsored by the Royal Air Force and provides challenging aviation, adventurous and community activities.
The aims of the Corps, as defined by Royal Warrant, 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 Service and in civilian life.
To foster the spirit of adventure and to develop the qualities of leadership and good citizenship.
Cadet membership is open to young people, both male and female, between 12* and 17 years old. However, a Cadet can continue in the ATC until they are 20 years old. Cadets of all nationalities, backgrounds and abilities are equally welcome. We have an open door policy and welcome anyone into the organisation.
Not all Cadets join because they want a career with the Royal Air Force or Aerospace Industry - we are NOT a recruiting organisation for the Services - there are almost as many reasons to join as there are members.
The ATC is a uniformed youth organisation and accordingly there are high standards to maintain. You will be expected to take a pride in your uniform and appearance, be well mannered and have self disciplined - you will be joining something to be proud of.
* You have to be 12 and in Year 8.
The Cadets offer a range of qualifications for both staff and Cadets. These include academic qualifications and vocational qualification. Below is a very small selection of some of the qualifications that can be awarded:
British Heart Foundation Heartstart
St Johns Ambulance Youth First Aid
BTEC First Diploma in Public Services
BTEC First Diploma in Music
BTEC First Diploma in Aviation Studies
BTEC First Diploma in Engineering
Institute of Leadership & Management Level 3 Certificate in Team Leading
Duke of Edinburgh Scheme
...and many more besides.