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Amazing life opportunities and training qualifications for cadets and adult volunteersIt is not just about flying! to find out more click hereRAF Air Cadets offer life skills training and qualifications - to find out more click hereInterested in becoming part of a winning team? click hereThe RAF are looking for adult volunteers to help us to train the next generation of Air CadetsTeach the next generation of Air Cadets life skills and have fun - to find out more click hereJoin us and become an RAF Air Cadets adult volunteer - click here
London & South East Region Air Cadets
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London & South East Region Air Cadets consists of six wings, which cover Greater London and the counties of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Middlesex and Essex. In total these wings are made up of over 160 squadrons, who meet twice a week and provide valuable training opportunities for young people.


There are around 6500 cadets in London & South East Region, who range in age from 12 to 19. Their training and development is made possible by the support of over 1500 adult volunteers.


London & South East Region is one of six regions which make up the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, a national youth formation with nearly 41,000 members. It provides amazing life opportunities and nationally recognised training qualifications to all cadets and volunteers.

The aims of the Air Cadets are to:

  • Promote and encourage an interest in aviation and the RAF.
  • Provide training that would be useful in both Service as well as civilian life.
  • Foster a spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

Our website is designed to:

  • Provide more information about the RAF Air Cadets for cadets and adult volunteers.
  • Give you an idea of the opportunities available.
  • Give cadets/adult volunteers who are considering joining the organisation a better understanding of what we do.

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Find Out More About Being An Air Cadet

About Being An Air Cadet

It’s all about activities that offer adventure, excitement, new challenges, new skills and rewarding achievements.

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Find Out More About Being An Air Cadet Adult Volunteer

About Being An Adult Volunteer

We’ll supply all the training you require for the activities you assist with or lead, and give opportunities for you to gain extra qualifications.

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Join As An Adult Volunteer

Over 20? Seeking a new challenge? Would you like to develop skills, leadership qualities and gain qualifications too?

News & Events

Regional Competition Day - This weekend saw cadets from around London & South East Region come together to represent their Wings, at the annual Regional Competition Day. welcomed representatives from all six wings to RAF Northolt for the annual Regional Competition Day. Cadet teams… ...more
Cadet experiences flight of a lifetime - 31 (Tower Hamlets) Squadron's Cadet Warrant Officer Darrell Kovac was recently treated to a flight of a lifetime when he was treated to the privilege of a flight in a Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 aircraft flown by 31 Squadron… ...more
Phillip represents the RAF Air Cadets in RAF100 film - At the age of just 13, RAF Air Cadet Phillip Langham has already achieved some remarkable feats. In 2016, Phillip was selected from 7,500 entrants to be part of the BBC show, Dengineers - in which expert engineers and designers… ...more
RAF100 Celebrations - This week saw hundreds of cadets from LASER, and across the whole of the Air Training Corps around the country come together in central London to form part of the RAF's national celebrations to mark it's Centenary. This spectacular parade… ...more