35 SQUADRONS AND OVER 1600 CADETS AND STAFF
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’, we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years.
Durham/Northumberland Wing covers County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland and includes 35 Squadrons from the Scottish Border to County Durham, and from the Pennines across to the North-east coast.
We’re sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do.
Durham/Northumberland Wing: Challenge & Overcome
Squadron Leader Liz Green
Being in the Air Cadets has absolutely made me the person I am today. I originally joined to complete my Bronze D of E, as my school didn't do it; little did I think I'd end up as the Wing's D of E Officer, helping 100 Staff to support 400 Cadets through their own Awards! The Air Cadets is a
Squadron Leader Andy Brooks
I've been a member of the Air Cadets for a little over 35 years now. It all started as a cadet at 13 in the west end of Newcastle. Being a teenager growing up in the 1980s was a tough place to be and the Air Cadets helped me develop skills and interests as a youth not only in aviation but leadership, being