1890 (Dronfield) Squadron are a part of the Air Cadets; a voluntary youth organisation based on and supported by the Royal Air Force. We offer a huge range of activities and opportunities to young people aged between 12 and 20 years.

If you are 12-18 years old and think you would enjoy a range of activities such as flying, gliding, shooting and adventure training, as well as gaining a variety of new skills and qualifications, all whilst enjoying new experiences and meeting new people, then the Air Cadets is for you!

The Royal Air Force Air Cadets is open to all young people, the organisation's aims are as follows:

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The Air Cadets provides plenty of activities for young people, including:
  • Flying
  • Gliding
  • Shooting
  • Adventure Training
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Sports
  • Parade and Drill
  • Education and Training
  • Music
Plus much more!

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Who We Are What We Do Want To Join?
We are the Air Cadets!

Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the Air Cadets, we are a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years.

What you can do!

Cadet life is about learning through practical experience, especially in the great outdoors! Here's a taster of what's in store: camping, adventurous training, sports, shooting, flying, drill, music, gliding, training and so much more!

Cadets, Adults, Parents

We guarantee that you won't find the incredible combination of adventure, opportunity and fun that Air Cadets offers anywhere else, and with nearly 1,000 units nationwide we're probably closer than you think. Cadets and adult volunteers all gain the same second-to-none experience where you can make lasting friendships and build upon your confidence, skills and achievements. This section will give you all the facts about getting started in an exciting new direction.

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