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Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends?


Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life?


Then welcome to the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.


We’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years.

The Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) offers a wide range of activities designed to challenge and develop the cadets.

With an RAFAC Squadron in most towns and cities you will become a member of one of the largest uniformed youth groups in the United Kingdom.

As a cadet you will have the chance to experience life on an RAF base both within the UK and abroad. 

If you're a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then you're in the right place.

Established in 1941, the Organisation has 3 main aims, set by by Royal Warrant...

  • 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 Service and in civilian life.

  • to foster the spirit of adventure and to develop the qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

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