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 Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC). 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
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