Who We Are
The Air Training Corps
Air Training Corps Crest
The Air Training Corps (ATC) is a uniformed youth organisation developed to encourage and support young people wishing to have a career in the Royal Air Force or an interest in aviation. It was established on 5th February, 1941 from its predecessor, the Air Defence Cadet Corps (ADCC). It has three main aims that have changed very little since its creation:
- To promote and encourage among young men and women a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.
- To promote training which will be useful both in the services and in civil life.
- To foster the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.
RAF Air Cadets - The Next Generation
RAF Air Cadets logo
As we entered the new millennium more emphasis was placed on both the Air Training Corps and the RAF Section of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) working more closely together. This joint collaboration became to be kno0wn as the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO).
More recently the Air Cadets wanted to better promote our close links to our parent organisation, the Royal Air Force so on 1st October 2017, the ACO was rebranded the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC).
200 (Torquay) Squadron
200 (Torquay) Squadron Crest
200 (Torquay) Squadron is one of approximately 900 squadrons within the Air Training Corps and members are made up from Torbay and its surrounding areas. It is very active within the community and very proud of its history. 200 Squadron falls administratively under Devon & Somerset Wing, part of South West Region.
"To be the local youth organisation of choice when providing engaging and interesting aviation based training to air minded young people within the area of Torbay, both proud of its links to the community and its parent organisation, The Royal Air Force."
Page last updated 1 January 2022.