1986 (Wymondham) Squadron Air Training Corps is part of the Air Cadets, the uniformed youth organisation of the RAF.
The Air Training Corps is open to anyone in Year 8 or above, and not older than 16, and we are always recruiting! Some of our cadets may have an interest in going on to join the RAF or the other armed forces, but the Air Cadets is open to everyone. For more information about the Air Cadets, please visit the main website: http://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/
What We Do
Our activities aim to offer adventure, excitement, challenges, and knowledge that you pick up along the way with classes and hands-on experience.
Get out and get active with camping and adventure training weekends; learning survival skills, leadership and teamwork skills, and having fun. As well as having squadron camps, we also get the opportunity to mix with squadrons all over the country when we go to Windermere and Llanbedr. Both of these camps offer events such as climbing, hill walking, abseiling, mountain biking, canoeing, and many many other activities.
Get airborne with our free flying and gliding opportunities that include scholarships to learn how to pilot and aircraft and take solo flights. We also offer opportunities in Pilot and Navigation Training schemes which will help towards a Private Pilot’s Licence.
Squadron Parade Nights
Not only do we have great activities off squadron, but our night by night events offer plenty of fun as well.
During our winter months half of our time focuses on the Air Cadet Aviation Studies syllabus, which covers the RAF, pilot theory, aircraft theory, navigation and radio communications. Once complete cadets are awarded at BTEC in Aviation Studies. The other half of our time focuses on activities including drill, first aid training, archery, air rifle shooting, leadership skills and aircraft modelling.
The spring and summer months allow us to offer more off-squadron activities, in particular fieldcraft and sports.
We also offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and BTEC in Teamwork and Leadership Skills, which are integrated into our other activities.
How to Join
If you are interested in joining us, you and your parents should please attend our next Open Evening, which will be advertised on the homepage of this site. There will be a tour around the squadron and to have a chat with the staff and current cadets. Alternatively, you may contact us to arrange a visit.