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Air Cadet Recruitment


Oliver Rose

on 25 February 2014

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Transcript of Air Cadet Recruitment

WO F. Fahr
FS O. Rose
SGT J. Tauron

A Brief History Lesson...
Aims of the Air Training Corps
Our aims are to:

Promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people

Provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life

Encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship

You don't have to want to join the RAF to be an air cadet!
In 1859 several schools around the country began forming armed, uniformed units of adults and older boys with the purpose of protecting Britain in the event of an attack from overseas.

In 1938 the Air Defence Cadet Corps (ADCC) was founded. Demand for places was high and squadrons were set up in as many towns around the UK as possible. Local people ran them and each squadron aimed to prepare cadets for joining the RAF.

However, near the end of 1940, the government realised the ADCC was basically an RAF recruitment organisation so the name was changed to the Air Training Corps (ATC) and has remained, to this day, a youth organisation which does recruit people into the RAF but teaches about it.

Plane Modeling
Plane modeling is one of the many competitions cadets can take part in.
Flying and Gliding
There are many opportunities to take to the skies in a powered aircraft or glider!
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Complete your bronze, silver and gold DofE award with the UK's number 1 supplier.
Shoot a range of weapons at a number of ranges around the country.
Survive in the wilderness with adventure training and camping in the ATC
Got musical talent or want to learn? Join in with ATC band competitions
Are you the next David Beckham? Represent your squadron at many sporting activities. Maybe even play against the RAF team!
Inness Sword
The most prestigious competition of the year. Be the best squadron in London by winning the inness sword!
Right TURN!
Famous Air Cadets
It goes without saying that many successful RAF personnel started as Air Cadets - including some of our most senior officers. But after years of fun, travel and flying with us, many people have gone on to be the top of their game in very different walks of life. Who knows, in the future maybe you could be joining them!

Danny Blanchflower
- Tottenham Hotspur player
Johanne Brekke
- Welsh Commonwealth Games Gold medalist
Geoff Capes
- two-time winner of 'The World's Strongest Man'
Linford Christie OBE
- 1992 Olympic Gold medalist,
John Conteh
- World light-heavyweight champion boxer
Timothy Dalton
- Actor, best known for playing James Bond 007
Tom Fletcher
- Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter with double Platinum selling Pop Band McFly
Dr Michael Foale
- NASA Astronaut
Neil Fox
- Capital FM radio DJ
James Hickman
- British Five-time World Champion Swimmer
Brian Jones
- Record breaking balloonist
Sir Patrick Moore
- Astronomer and author
Michael Nicholson
OBE - Senior foreign news reporter for ITN
Gary Numan
- Musician and aviator
Sir Paul Nurse
- Winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his research into the life cycle of cells
Chris Ryan
- Special Air Service (SAS) operative turned author
Laura Trevelyan
- BBC journalist
Rory Underwood MBE
- RAF pilot and record-breaking England rugby union player
Will Whitehorn
- President of Virgin Galactic
Andy Wilson
- Famous Chelsea & Scottish International football star
Want to Join?
Your closest squadron:
344 (Fulham) Squadron
The TA Centre
190 Hammersmith Road
W6 7DJ

Parade Times:
Monday and Thursday 19:00 – 21:30

344 Sqn

Call us on: 0208 748 9663
Or email: info@theaircadets.co.uk

Join us on the 3rd March!
Any questions?
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