How do I join?

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We will provide you with all the necessary paperwork for your parents/guardians to complete, show you around the Squadron, and introduce you to some of the Cadets

How old do I have to be?


You can join provided that you are between 12 (and in Year 8) and up to 17.

When and where do you meet?


Tuesday's and Friday's 18:55 - 21:30. Crowngate Barracks, Runcorn

Are there any medical requirements?

Medical requiements

There are no formal medical requirements for cadet membership. However, some activities are of a strenuous nature and a reasonable level of fitness is required for them. It is of paramount importance that all known medical conditions are declared when joining the air cadets, and that they are indicated on the Consent to Join form (RAF 3822A). If any conditions materialise after your child has joined, please let us know in writing. These medical conditions should be restated on consent forms for camp/activities.

Do I have to join the Armed Forces if I become a cadet?

Armed Forces

No. The Air Cadets are sponsored by the RAF, but there is absolutely no requirement to join any of the Armed Forces at any time.