Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions we get asked by people who want to join us. If you have any more questions not answered by our website please let us know.

How old must I be to join?

You must be at least 12 years old, have started Year 8 at school and be under 17 to join the Air Cadets. Once you are in you should be able to stay a cadet until you are 20. Staff opportunities then become open.

Can I come along to try it before I join?

No, I'm afraid not. One evening could not show you what the Air Cadets is like as there are so many different opportunities. Our recruit intakes start with a presentation evening where we will explain what is on offer and what your experience could be like.