The Squadron

Berkhamsted Air Cadets has been in existence since 1941 and has had many commanding officers. Presently, the squadron is being temporarily headed up by Warrant Officer Ant Atkins RAFAC whilst we await an appointment of a new commanding officer. There are other members of staff as well and, collectively, have made our squadron one of the most active in Herts and Bucks Wing. There is also a civilian committee (chaired by Mr Tony Armstrong) which is made up of parents/ex-parents and local people, their role is to raise funds for the running of the unit.

The RAF Air Cadets

The RAF Air Cadets is a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years. The RAF Air Cadets is made up of the Air Training Corps and Combined Cadet Force (RAF), which aims to:

  • Promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people
  • Provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life
  • Encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship

As a cadet you’ll have the opportunity to do things that others only dream about, such experiencing real flight, adventurous training and camps, competitive sports, drill, shooting, music, abseiling and much, much more.