The Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association for Greater London


Air Training Corps

As well as fostering a spirit of adventure and developing qualities of leadership and good citizenship, the Air Training Corps (ATC) provides training in skills which will be of value in civilian or service life. For instance the ATC was asked to pioneer, and is still the largest operator of, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

The ATC gives 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 Training Corps is open to young people from ages 13 to 18 (applications can be made between 12th and 17th birthday). In London, the ATC is divided into four Wings which between them have over 90 squadrons and more than 4000 Air Cadets.

For more information on the Air Training Corps in London, please call 020 8833 8278.

At a glance:

  • Age 13-18
  • Fun, adventurous activities and sport
  • Learn to fly
  • Gain qualifications
  • Make great friends 


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