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435 (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets

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Join as a cadet

Join as a cadet Want to make friends, and learn skills that will last a lifetime? If you are aged between 12 to 17 and want to join the UKs best uniformed youth organisation, then look no further, we accept any academic & physical ability, with action packed training and many opportunities to pick from, the squadron is an ideal way to spend your extra time; you don’t need previous experience, and there is no obligation to join the forces after, Just get in contact with us using the details below, or come and visit on one of our parade nights. 

Civilian Committee 

If you are over 18 and interested in helping the squadron to organise fund raising, then this is the role for you, working behind the scenes with likeminded individuals, to manage the in goings and out goings enabling our cadets to get the most out of the organisation. 

Civilian Instructor

The most popular staff role by far, if you’re over 20 and interested in directly working with our cadets, then this could suit you, inspiring the next generation with the opportunity to gain a full range of qualifications, and work in a range of roles from administration, DofE and training, and the option to go into a uniform role. If this interests you then contact us with the details below, or come down to visit. 



Once you have served as a Civilian instructor for a few months, then you may be able to go into uniform as a senior NCO, you will be responsible for a specific function on the squadron and, the more military aspects of training including drill and discipline, you will be given a uniform and be entitled to claim pay for you time on camps and activity, if this interests you contact us with the details below or come down to visit. 

 RAFAC Officer

Once you have completed time as a Civilian instructor or SNCO then you may wish to go for a commission, this will make you part of the management team for the squadron and allow you to take up suitably high responsibility roles, with progression to commanding a squadron with your own team.

Service Instructor  

If you're currently a serving member of the armed forces, then this role could be for you. Translating your professional skills to help train and inspire the next generation of service men and women, to join be sure to consult your line manager and then get in contact with us using the details below. 

435 (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

AFCO Stoke

Liverpool Road





Phone: 01782 628 572

Parade nights:

Tuesday & Friday

1900 - 2130

Officer Commanding

T. Cockerham

Flight Lieutenant