The Royal Air Force Air Cadets’ aims are 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
Membership of the CCF (RAF) is exciting, rewarding and above all fun. You'll discover skills you never knew you had, do things and visit places you never thought you would, and meet lots of like-minded people who will become your team-mates and friends.
You’ll also have the opportunity to challenge yourself with adventurous training, be selected to represent your country or school on the International Air Cadet Exchange programme, or develop your potential on the Air Cadet Leadership Course. You can really shine as a cadet.
Every year the CCF (RAF) provides cadets with approximately 36 flying scholarships, with every cadet having the opportunity to have at least one flying lesson with a qualified RAF pilot.
Some of the key CCF activities such as first aid, navigation, leadership and drill will be undertaken by cadets from all sections of the CCF, however each service will also have specialist activities. The RAF Section provides opportunities to attend a host of activities, course and camps, including:
- Aviation and aerospace
- STEM, synthetics and virtual reality
- Qualified Aerospace Instructor Course, which aims to deliver an exciting programme of aerospace related activities for senior cadets including: Aerodynamics, Air Power Air Traffic Control, Instructional Techniques, Aerospace Activity Planning, Aviation Studies, Practical Flight & Navigation Training. The course takes place over a series of weekends from September to April, culminating in a week long graduation camp.
- RAF Station
- Drill and Ceremonial
- Adventurous Training