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Classifications

 

As a cadet you’ll be working your way through our Progressive Training Syllabus. Cadets can attain recognised qualifications through our partnership with CVQO (Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation) including BTEC Certificates and qualifications from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Recruit / Junior Cadet 

 

A new recruit becomes a Junior Cadet after Induction. No assessment. 

Second Class Cadet Introduction to Cadet Training: The ATC, the RAF, History of Flight, Principles of Airmanship, Map Reading, Initial Expedition Training, Basic Radio Communications and Drill. Assessment Cadet "Blue" Logbook. Eligibility Junior Cadet. 

First Class Cadet Introduction to Cadet Training: The ATC, the RAF, History of Flight, Principles of Airmanship, Map Reading, Initial Expedition Training, Basic Radio Communications and Drill. Assessment Cadet "Blue" Logbook. Eligibility Second Class Cadet. 

Leading Cadet Intermediate training in the following subjects: Airmanship Knowledge, Principles of Flight and Basic Navigation Using Map & Compass. Eligibility First Class Cadet.  

Senior Cadet Advanced aviation training, to include any 3 subjects: Air Navigation, Pilot Navigation, Aircraft Handling & Flying Techniques, Airframes, Piston Engine Propulsion, Jet Engine Propulsion, Rocketry, Military Aircraft Systems, Principles of Air Power, Radio & Radar, Satellite & Data Communications and Avionics & Aircraft Electrical Systems. Eligibility Leading Cadet. 

Master Air Cadet Specialist aviation training, to include any 3 subjects not undertaken at Senior Cadet: Air Navigation, Pilot Navigation, Aircraft Handling & Flying Techniques, Airframes, Piston Engine Propulsion, Jet Engine Propulsion, Rocketry, Military Aircraft Systems, Principles of Air Power, Radio & Radar, Satellite & Data Communications and Avionics & Aircraft Electrical Systems. Eligibility Senior Cadet. 

Instructor Cadet This trains a cadet to be able to deliver lessons to other cadets on their squadron Assessment Pass Methods of Instruction Course. Eligibility Master Air Cadet. An instructor cadet wears a lanyard over the shoulder. 

Staff Cadet A cadet between the age of 18 and 20 becomes a Staff Cadet. 

Uniform

 

Beret The beret is to be worn so that the black band is horizontal around the head and 25mm above the eyebrows. The surplus material is to be pulled down over the right ear and the badge clearly displayed in a position directly above the left eye. The adjustment ribbon is to be secured with a knot and the surplus ends hidden from sight. Alternative headdress may be worn by people of Sikh, Muslim or Jewish faith. 

"Blues" (Dark) 

No 2 Service Working Dress
Routine Working Dress (No 2C SD)

 

The routine working dress worn throughout the year. 

Beret, Long sleeve dark blue shirt, Trousers/Skirt, Blue/grey Belt or optional stable belt, Black Shoes, Black Socks, Jersey. No tie.

"Blues" (Light) 

No 2 Service Working Dress
(Full) Working Dress
(No 2 SD)

 

The working dress worn on special occasions. 

Beret, Long sleeve light blue shirt (Wedgwood), Trousers/Skirt, Blue/grey Belt or optional stable belt, Black Shoes, Black Socks, Jersey. With tie.

"Greens"

No 3 Service Dress Field Clothing

Personal Clothing System Multi Terrain Pattern (PCS-MTP)

Routine wear for training and exercises.

Beret, T-Shirt, Field Jacket, Field Trousers, Webbing belt (not stable belt), Black or brown combat style boot.