The RAF offers an exciting and challenging cadet experience, based around flying and aviation, inspiring young people to learn and develop new skills, encouraging the spirit of adventure, and developing qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

You’ll also have the opportunity to challenge yourself with adventurous training, be selected to represent your country or school on the International Air Cadet Exchange programme, or develop your potential on the Air Cadet Leadership Course. Every year the CCF (RAF) provides cadets with approximately 36 flying scholarships, with every cadet having the opportunity to have at least one flying lesson with a qualified RAF pilot.

As you become more experienced as a cadet you’ll take on extra responsibilities and have further opportunities to develop your self-confidence and leadership skills. All CCF (RAF) cadets take part in command tasks, fieldcraft, drill and other exercises designed to develop teamwork and leadership