We guarantee that you won't find the incredible combination of adventure, opportunity and fun that Air Cadets offers anywhere else, and with nearly 1,000 units nationwide we're probably closer than you think. Cadets and adult volunteers all gain the same second-to-none experience where you can make lasting friendships and build upon your confidence, skills and achievements. This section will give you all the facts about getting started in an exciting new direction.
If you've made it to this page then you're probably looking for a challenge; something to bring out what you're really capable of. Well, Air Cadets is where you get to prove it - you may even surprise yourself with what you can achieve. Check out this section to answer your questions and help you get started. Joining is only the beginning...
If you're aged over 20 you can volunteer. That's it. No need for military experience or any form of previous training - we'll take care of that. We're just looking for suitable, enthusiastic individuals to help our cadets get the most from their time with us.
The benefits of being a part of the Air Cadet Organisation are the same for volunteers as for cadets - the opportunity to do lots of exciting activities and develop personal skills and talents. As a volunteer this is free to you! Find out more about volunteering now.
We’re committed to keeping parents aware of what we do and the lengths we go to ensure that all our activities are safe, well organised and that our members gain a structured and invaluable experience. Find out more in our parents section.
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