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Joining as a Cadet
Parade Nights and Times
200 (Torquay) Squadron meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7.00pm and 9.00pm.
Joining the Squadron
The Squadron runs a number of recruitment intakes per year with two induction nights per intake. This allows us to provide the best possible training to you and and allows you to potentially join with other new cadets on the same night making new friends right away!
Our next induction nights are as follows (subject to change due to COVID-19):
|Intake Name||Induction Night 1||Induction Night 2|
|Intake No. 19||Tue 21 Sep 2021 - Full||Thu 23 Sep 2021 - Full|
|Intake No. 20||Feb 2022 - Date TBC||Feb 2022 - Date TBC|
|Intake No. 21||Sep 2022 - Date TBC||Sep 2022 - Date TBC|
If you would like to attend one of these induction nights then please contact us using the contact form on this website.
Air Cadets can join at the age of 12 from the start of school Year 8, or at the age of 13 regardless of your school year. The maximum joining age is on your 17th birthday.
Cadets can stay with us until their 20th birthday; however, for continued service beyond your 18th birthday you must have met a specific set of criteria including completing a Disclosure Barring Service form (DBS, previously known as CRB) and attending a weekend training course.
Subscriptions and Other Payments
Subscriptions are paid by cadets to assist with funding the running of the squadron, including the purchasing of equipment for activities. A small contribution will also go towards the Air Training Corps General Purpose Fund. Subscriptions are paid by via bank standing order and are due on the first day of each month. If this is not possible then alternative arrangements can be made. We also allow for a siblings discount as well. Below are the current figures for subscriptions:
- First child - £7.00 per month
- Second child - £6.00 per month
- Third child - £5.00 per month
The cadet blue uniform (excluding parade shoes) will be issued after a deposit of £15.00 is paid, which is refundable when you leave the Air Training Corps provided your subscriptions are up to date and uniform is returned complete.
Core activities such as flying, gliding, shooting and normal parade nights are included within the subscriptions. Some other activities may or may not have additional costs for travel, accommodation and food but all are at a reduced cost.
Your First Night
On your first night we ask that you attend with a parent or guardian. When you arrive you will both be given an introductory talk from one of our team members. You will also be briefed on a few need-to-know points.
For the second half of the evening the new cadets will get involved in some practical group exercises to get the new recruits to acquaint themselves with each other, which is designed to help you fit into the unit quicker and easier. The parents and guardians will be taken to one side to discuss joining requirements and what is expected from cadets and parents.
For the first 3 months you will join the Training Flight and will be known as a Junior Cadet. You will learn the basics of being an Air Cadet including the skills and knowledge required throughout your time in the Air Training Corps.
After approximately one month you will be issued your uniform, learn how to wear it correctly and will become enrolled as a full member of the Corps. After the 3 months Basic Training have been completed you will take part in a Passing Out Parade and will be awarded the First Class Cadet certificate and badge.
For information on contacting 200 (Torquay) Squadron click here.
Page last updated 11 August 2021.