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Ramsgate Air Cadets

Are you aged between 13 and 17 years of age and are looking for a challenge, exciting opportunities, qualifications, friendship and fun? Then read on...

The Royal Air Force Air Cadets have 3 aims as set out in the Royal Warrant. They are:

* To promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force

* To provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life

* To encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship

Air Cadets have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities. Here is a taster of some of them:

Week-long visits to RAF Stations - Every year cadets are given the opportunity to go for week long camps to RAF stations across the country. These are usually over the Easter and Summer school holidays and sometimes in Autumn. Here they take tours of the base and its function, look at aircraft, gain valuable work experience and do extra activities such as sports and leadership exercises as well as undertake other visits around the local area such as sight seeing or visits to museums.

Military Field Training Camps - These are based on regular service training and involve field craft including camouflage, map reading, survival skills and cooking on a campfire.

Flying and gliding - After enrolment and some basic training, all cadets are given the opportunity to go powered flying or gliding. At 16 years of age cadets can take scholarships to learn how to fly or glide solo.

Drill - Learing to marching and carry out ceremonial parades.

Music - 2433 Squadron has a marching military band and cadets learn to play an instrument. Membership is optional but is great fun and you do not have to learn to read music.

BTEC NVQs - Cadets have the opportunity to achieve up to 4 BTEC NVQ qualifications in subjects such as Aviation Training and Public Service.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme - Cadets are offered the opportunity to take part in the scheme at all levels. 2433 Squadron is proud to say that their success rate of DofE passes is consistently the highest within Kent.

All of these activities are designed to teach the cadets teamwork, motivation, self reliance, leadership and self confidence. Get in touch to find out more.


2433 (Ramsgate) Squadron is part of the UK's premier youth training organisation - the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

The Air Cadet Organisation provides a wide range of training, opportunities and qualifications simply not available elsewhere.

2433 Squadron is the premier Squadron in East Kent and boasts facilities not matched by many Squadrons country-wide. The Squadron benefits from the assistance of the Defence Fire Training & Development Centre (DFTDC) and as a result, can offer unrivalled opportunities and facilities.

General Information

2433 Squadron is thriving and always busy. It is already one of the largest Squadrons in Kent (one of 36) but has room for more young men or women between 13 and 15 years of age who would like to join.

Opportunities also exist for adults to get involved either in a uniformed or civilian capacity.

2433 Squadron meets twice a week:

Wednesday between 7pm and 9.30pm and Friday between 7pm and 10pm.

In addition, the Squadron Band also meet on a Monday evening between 7pm and 9.30pm.

Other activities can take place at weekends or over school holidays.