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Adult Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO)


After a period as a CI, you may want to go into uniform. As an Adult SNCO you will take responsibility for dress, drill and discipline on the Squadron and work with the Squadron Officers to run the Squadron efficiently.


To become a uniform member of staff you must first complete a pre-uniform course run by the Wing. This course helps prepare you for uniformed service and includes talks by existing uniformed staff on what is required as well as practice interviews.

Once you have completed your pre-uniform course you will be put forward by the Squadron for consideration as an SNCO.


Before you are appointed as a SNCO you will undergo a Board to determine whether you are a suitable candidate. The Board is similar to any interview, but you well be asked about your Corps knowledge as well as run through role plays to find out about how you would handle situations. The Board is chaired by the Wing Commander with the Wing Executive Officer (a Squadron Leader) and a Wing Staff Officer (also a Squadron Leader).


If you are successful you will be appointed as a Sergeant in the ATC. This appointment is confirmed after you have attended a week long course at the Adult Training Facility at RAF Cranwell.


Adult SNCOs receive 28 days paid training

days a year on top of home-to-duty payments.

They do have a minimum commitment of 12 hours a month. This equates to four parade nights, but can also include weekends.

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