For some adult volunteers, they choose to advance their involvement in the Air Training Corps by becoming uniformed staff.
If you choose, you may apply to become a Sergeant or a Commissioned Officer in the Air Training Corps. As an Air Cadet Senior NCO (non-commissioned officer) or a Commissioned Officer you can claim up to 28 days’ volunteer allowance per year and work your way up through the ranks in a similar manner to the RAF.
For NCOs, the position is subject to a Wing-based preparation and suitability interview process. The same process exists for commissioned officers, but the final selection is held at HQ Air Cadets at RAF College Cranwell.
Read about some of our uniformed staff here:
Interested in getting involved? Let us know here!
Sergeant Matt Douglass
I'm Sergeant Matt Douglass - Adjutant at 234 (City of Durham) Squadron. I’ve volunteered with the Air Cadets for 5 years now. I initially joined as a cadet at 13 years old with 324 (South Shields) Squadron. I worked my way up to the rank of Sergeant before leaving at 18 and rejoining as a civilian committee member. At age
Pilot Officer Jen Grainger
I'm Jen Grainger, Pilot Officer and Officer in Charge at 361 (Gateshead) Squadron. I joined the ATC as a cadet and reached the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer before timing out. I then took a couple of years away and came back in 2017 as a Civilian instructor at 224 (Hexham) squadron to help out with their administration. Very quickly