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!
Flight Lieutenant Karin Scott
I'm Karin Scott, Officer Commanding 1407 (Newton Aycliffe) Squadron. I've been involved with Air Cadets since 1985 when I joined just to help out with admin and make the tea! My husband was the CO and Cadets soon became a big part of our lives. In 2001, after a break while my children were young, I re-joined 1407 (Newton Aycliffe)
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