As well as fostering a spirit of adventure and developing qualities of leadership and good citizenship, the RAF Air Cadets provides training in skills which will be of value in civilian or service life. For instance the Air Cadets were asked to pioneer, and are still the largest operator of, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
The Air Cadets give opportunities for young people to go flying in light aircraft, gliding, shooting, adventure training, sports activities, model making, camps and much more. It also provides opportunities for cadets to find out about life in the Royal Air Force.
The Air Cadets are open to young people from ages 13 to 18 (applications can be made between 12th and 17th birthday). In London, the Air Cadets are divided into four Wings which between them have over 90 squadrons and more than 4000 Air Cadets.
For more information about the RAF Air Cadets in London, please call 020 8833 8278.