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196 (Walsall) Squadron 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 RAF Air Cadets. Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years.

Our aims are to:

  • Promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people
  • Provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life
  • Encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship

And there's one more important thing - it's a lot of fun!

Ready for a challenge?

As a cadet you'll have the opportunity to do things that others only dream about. Want real flight experience? No problem. How about heading out on adventurous training and camps, sometimes overseas? Normal for cadets. Competitive sports, drill, shooting, music, abseiling, engineering projects? Our list of activities is long, varied and open to all cadets. Yes it's a challenge, but that's what life's all about.

There are plenty of activities on offer, and a variety of qualifications, skills and experiences to gain, such as first aid, playing instruments in a marching band, sports, gaining BTECs and Duke of Edinburgh's Award, flying and gliding, shooting and camps.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Richard Hartland
Contact Position
Officer Commanding
01922 492758

Where to go

196 (Walsall) Squadron RAFAC
Bloxwich Air Cadets
Stokes Street
West Midlands

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Parade Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 7pm -9-45pm
Time of day

Other Details

£16 per month


Referral required
Other notes

Equality is a central part of the Air Cadets’ ethic. The cadet experience is open to everyone, so whatever your nationality, background or ability, whether you're male or female, if you're between 13, or at age 12 when beginning school year 8 and 17 years old you can join us.

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