The ATC is a national youth organization sponsored by the Royal Air Force in the UK. Membership is open to young people
aged between 13 and 20 years, inclusive. The Air Cadets Organization is comprised of the Air Training Corps and the Combined
Cadet Force (RAF). The ATC and CCF(RAF) share many similarities but there are a number of differences in structure, training
programmes, recruitment etc.
The "Air Cadets"; provides the opportunity for members to take part in a huge and diverse range of exciting and challenging
activities. Many are organized at National and Regional level, many others take place locally at Wing and Squadron levels.
If your interest is in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Engineering, Shooting, Drill, Music, Water sports, Abseiling,
Overseas Travel… (the list is a VERY long one!). Many of the competitive elements could see you competing at International
level. There is also a very important social aspect too - you will get to meet and make a lot of new friends. The Air Cadet
Organistation develops personal qualities and a sense of community and citizenship valued by employers, both military
and civil. You can find out about the air cadets and much more by visiting the ATC Website.