Making Tomorrow's Leaders

Like our parent service, the Royal Air Force, the ATC has a rank structure that operates at both cadet and adult levels. As a cadet, you may be asked to take responsibility for yourself and other cadets as a corporal. Initially this may mean a small team and a single task, but eventually you may be asked to take greater responsibility and promoted to higher ranks. Whether you are promoted or not we offer leadership and personal development training to help you grow and make the most of your experiences and talents.

What did you do last weekend?

Did you learn to fly an aeroplane, go solo in a glider or join your friends on an expedition in some of the most exciting scenery you might have ever seen? Unless you are already an Air Cadet the chances are that the answer to the question is not one of the above.
As well as learning how aircraft fly and why they stay in the air you will have the opportunity to fly in military aircraft and even take control yourself on a short air experience flight. If the great outdoors is more your thing there is the opportunity to take part in Adventure Training and Fieldcraft where you will learn the skills to enable you to stay safe and enjoy life outdoors.

Air Cadets in Guernsey

Guernsey is a unique island with a huge number of opportunities to deliver the Air Cadet experience. So, if you are aged 13 or above, why not consider joining? The Air Cadets not only provides you with the opportunity to try something new or experience a sense of adventure but also gives you the skills for later life. Along the way you will have the chance to gain recognised qualifications and essential life skills, like learning to work in a team. If you are interested in finding out more about what we have to offer why not browse these pages and then contact us for further information.


Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the ‘Air Cadets’. There are more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years.

We provide opportunities for hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your personal skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do.

Our 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;

...and there’s one more important thing – it’s a lot of fun!

Ready for a challenge?

As a cadet you’ll have the opportunity to do things that others may only dream about. Real flying experience, adventurous training and camps, competitive sports, drill, shooting, abseiling... Our list of activities is long, varied and open to all cadets. Yes it’s a challenge, but that’s what life’s all about. The Corps motto is 'Venture Adventure'.

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Second Intake 2012

Now Recruiting – Join our Ranks

If you are interested in becoming an Air Cadet, we would be delighted to hear from you. Potential cadets, male or female should be aged 13 and above. The unit will be open to all young people on Guernsey (13-17) with plans for regular recruitment intakes, 2-3 times each year. Our next on October 2012 and then January 2013.

Will you take up the challange?

You can also keep up to date with our developments via Twitter (see right). Follow us @Guernseyaircdts. Please send us an email and we will add your name to our mailing list for future information updates.

We are also in the process of recruiting and training an excellent team of adult volunteer staff, subject to suitable vetting and Police checks. This means it is not too late to get involved and we would welcome further involvement with anyone who may be willing to spare a few hours of their time a month. There are a number of ways to get involved as a volunteer, including opportunities as a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Training Branch or as a Non-commissioned Officer (NCO). Please contact us for more information and to arrange a no obligation informal chat.

Now recruiting