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Join US AS STAFF

Join as an adult volunteer

Over 20? Seeking a new challenge? Would you like to develop skills, leadership qualities and gain qualifications too?

At Air Cadets, we constantly assess our past achievements, implement changes to meet the challenges of today and make plans for the future. And a huge part of that planning is you. As the backbone of our organisation we’re always on the look out for high-calibre individuals to become volunteers, helping to run the activities that play such an important role in the lives of our young members.

All kinds of people make up our volunteer staff, coming from a range of backgrounds and interests. Obviously if you have direct experience of working with young people, or any relevant skills such as flying or gliding, you would be particularly welcome. These aren’t essential though, as we will train and support you at every stage.

That said, you’ll have some personal qualities that are essential, such as patience, maturity and responsibility along with an understanding of young people and their needs. You needn’t be an athlete, but a good level of physical fitness also helps to ensure you can keep up with the cadets!

Are you Officer or SNCO material?

We rely on our volunteers to help us operate as effectively as possible. Being well organised is an obvious must, ideally with good managerial and administrative skills, and an ability to listen to problems and deal with them tactfully and appropriately.

Really show your skills in these areas and you could end up taking on more responsibility and moving up through the ranks as an officer or senior non-commissioned officer (SNCO). Of course, first you have to join as a Civilian Instructor and then have selection interviews at Wing HQs and Regional HQs but we guide you through that…if you have the potential then we’ll spot it!

Read more in this section about opportunities when you join us as a Civilian InstructorCivilian Gliding Instructor or Chaplain.

What to do next

Find your local Squadron and fill in the interested in joining form – your local Wing will then get in touch.

Or for more information phone our membership line on 0345 6006601

Armistice Day

ARMISTICE DAY

And in the morning, we will remember them…

Cadet Flight Sergeant Molly Brown of Devon & Somerset Wing’s 2282 (Somer) Squadron, is seen here dressing a Commonwealth war grave in Midsomer Norton, near Bath, with a spray of poppies.

The ceremony was instigated by the Midsomer Norton & Radstock Branch of the Royal British Legion.

It had been planned since the beginning of this year and was designed to cover 40 graves in nine cemeteries in the local area.

Wing Commander Geoff Wilson. Midsomer Norton & Radstock Royal British Legion President said: “The original idea was to ask young people from the RAF Air Cadets, Army Cadets, Scouts and Guides to lay a poppy spray on each grave but the pandemic meant we had to change our plans but Molly did one and this was the poignant image captured by former cadet Will Nicol.”

Molly said: “It was an honour to be asked to dress the grave on behalf of the RAF Air Cadets during this difficult time. We will be forever grateful to those who so bravely put their lives on the line for us and we will remember them.”

Today all members of the RAF Air Cadets remember those who served, fought and lost their lives defending our nation.

Devon & Somerset are on the way back…..

Great news! Following many months of Squadron lead Virtual Parade Nights (VPNs), a handful of Squadrons within Devon & Somerset are currently applying to regional headquarters in a bid to return to face to face training. As you can imagine, it’s a complicated process including making sure staff are in a position to return. We have to have safety at the forefront of what we do to protect our cadets and staff. Look out for future updates on this site.

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