Centenary Square
Birmingham, England B15

Air Cadets from 489 Squadron (Acocks Green & Olton) Will be showcasing what the Air Cadets in warwickshire & Birmingham can offer in the community and youth culture, whilst celebrating a 150 years of the Cadet movement.

The Air Training Corps (ATC) is an organisation for young people interested in aviation and the Royal Air Force. It offers activities and training aimed at developing the skills, abilities and confidence of its cadets in a fun environment.

The motto of the ATC is ‘Venture Adventure’

Sponsored and supported by the MOD, they are voluntary youth organisations that aim to provide challenging and enjoyable activities for young people living in the UK and certain locations abroad, and to better prepare them for their role in the community.

A Cadet takes part in rock climbing

Cadets have the opportunity to learn new skills and engage in adventurous activities in disciplined and well-structured organisations. They can also work towards a range of qualifications based on their achievements. Some of these qualifications equate to 4 GCSEs at A*- C level (Standard grades at levels 1-3 in Scotland).and can help with future education and careers.

The Cadet Forces could not exist without the support of adult volunteers who help run meetings, activities and events. Currently there are more than 25,000 adult volunteers in the UK, giving 131,000 young people the opportunity to get involved in activities ranging from canoeing to rock climbing, map reading and flying, to first aid and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

They too can gain nationally-recognised qualifications for their cadet work, ranging from NVQs through to the equivalent of a Master’s degree.

Contact details:

Name: AFD Coordinator
Phone: 0121 303 3836
Email: [email protected]


Added by Armed Forces Day on June 21, 2010

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