The Air Training Corps

The Air Training Corps was formed on 5th February 1941 and currently has over 50,000 volunteer staff and cadets. There are over one thousand Squadrons based all over the United Kingdom offering a wide range of exciting activities and opportunities to young people aged between 12 and 18.

Although the ATC has seen many changes since its formation, it’s motto and aims remain similar to those original aims.

The motto of the Air Training Corps is Venture Adventure.

The main aims of the Air Training Corps 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 Services and civilian life
  • To foster the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship

Cadets are expected to maintain high standards of dress and discipline and will be taught drill and a wide range of aviation, engineering and navigation related academic subjects. Other classroom based activities include projects, BTEC schemes, first aid but the ATC offers so much more. Flying, gliding, Duke of Edinburgh Award, shooting, sports, adventure training, UK and overseas camps are just some of the exciting opportunities on offer. To find out more explore the rest of the website or click here to visit the official Air Cadet website.

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