Drill, also known as “marching”, is movement as a group in response to command. Drill shows your ability to work together as a team. It instills pride and discipline. Drill is used on ceremonial occasions such as Remembrance Day parade. As an experienced cadet you will learn to lead other cadets instructing them and taking charge of a drill squad yourself.
Aviation (Flying and Gliding)
There are plenty of opportunities for cadets to get in the air. Our aim to get you airborne as often as possible, in a light aircraft, a glider or even on-board RAF aircraft such as our Typhoon fast-jet or a Chinook helicopter.
Throughout the year are opportunities to go away on camps. You will have the chance to experience adventurous activities such as kayaking, walking, caving, biking, sailing.
Compete for your squadron, wing or region in athletics, cross country, football, rugby, netball and swimming. Also our squadron has the honour of leading the team out as banner person at the home games for Sale Sharks rugby club.
Learn to play in a marching band! Attain blue, bronze, silver and gold level badges in Drums, Bell Lyre, Brass and Pipes. A cadet may also achieve these awards by passing a recognised music board practical examination. Demonstrate musical ability playing an instrument for your squadron (or grade 3), Bronze playing for your wing (or grade 5), Silver at regional level (or grade 8) and Gold at national level.
Learn to shoot weapons with consistent accuracy. Attain blue, bronze silver and gold level in various types of weapon including Air Rifle, Small Bore, Large Bore, Target Rifle.
If you have a talent for marksmanship then you may go on to take part in shooting competitions. The annual highlight is the Inter-Service Cadet Rifle Meeting (ISCRM), a target shooting competition where you get to compete against members of the ACF (Army Cadet Force) and SCC (Sea Cadet Corps).
"Alpha Charlie"! Communications qualifications include Radio Operations and Cyber. Attain blue, bronze silver and gold levels.
Radio Operations provides training in radio engineering and communications. The Air Cadets have over 1600 radio stations around the UK.
Cyber training develops the skills and knowledge required to understand and protect oneself from the dangers inherent in modern information and communication technology.
As a cadet you will learn valuable leadership skills. If you aspire to be the best, we'll help you achieve it. Attain blue, bronze, silver and gold level in Leadership Skills.