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Becoming an Adult Volunteer in the Air Training Corps


The Air Training Corps offers great challenges and rewards to its Adult Volunteers. Little compares to seeing a cadet's face after their first flight or the first time they get to sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet. Don't worry if you have no military or cadet experience as the ATC thrives on the mix of background and skills that its staff bring. You also shouldn't worry if you don't have any skills that you think would be useful, the ATC is able to give you training in any of our activities to allow you to train the cadets.


Being an Adult Volunteer allows you to help develop young people's skills and confidence which benefits both the individual and the community as a whole. Adult Volunteers in the ATC also have the opportunity to develop their own skills through National Governing Body qualifications and Vocational qualifications. Many find that their work with the ATC is recognised by their employers.


There are currently over 10,000 Adult Volunteers working with cadets across the country every week. Adult Volunteers can take up four different roles within the ATC which are explained below. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Squadron or drop in on a parade night to speak to the Commanding Officer.

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