During our regular parade nights (Tuesday and Friday) at
our headquarters, you will learn all about aeroplanes and
aviation matters and how to conduct yourself in RAF uniform.
Yes that includes lots of Drill and Bull.
When you start your training it will be as a Probationer
Cadet - to see whether you like the ATC or not. If your attendance
is regular and you show the necessary level of commitment
and enthusiasm you should be enrolled within the squadron
and issued with your uniform within approximately three months.
One thing that we would always ask all new recruits to remember
is that they can't expect to be taking part in all the activities
offered by the squadron as soon as they join up. Many activities
are restricted to cadets of certain ages or to those who have
reached a specific level of training.
When you are enrolled and uniformed you become a Second
Class cadet and will continue your training on your First
Class syllabus. Once you have passed your First Class cadet
examination you will be entitled to take part in all sorts
of additional activities such as attending annual camps and
visits to other RAF stations.
We have mentioned the dreaded word 'Examination', don't panic,
all the formal examinations are of a multiple-choice format,
having said that, you will certainly have to know your stuff
Why not try your hand at some of the previous examination papers now. We have developed our very own online Examination Simulator, have you got what it takes to be an Air Cadet?
You will then continue you training to become a Leading
cadet, then Senior cadet. The last stage of training is the
Staff cadet course. Having achieved the final stage of your
formal training, you will then be ready assist with squadron
administration, to instruct younger cadets and to assume responsibility
for various activities within the squadron.
The Air Cadet training syllabus is organised into 5 different
subject areas, which are developed progressively throughout
the cadet classifications. The subject areas are:-
For additional Training information see:
Training Syllabus - 121 Squadron
Training Resources Library
Badges - Air Cadet Organisation
See the following News items for further information relating to
Squadron Training Activities:-
Examination successes - Feb 2003
Outstanding Examination Achievements - Nov 2002