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Assist our team - Join the Civilian Committee
As well as the obvious military element, there is also an allied civilian structure that effectively acts as the backbone of the organisation. Civilian Committees determine the running of the ATC from squadron level through to representation on the Air Defence Council. Each squadron has one, comprised of parents and friends, its role being to assist the squadron’s Commanding Officer, raise funds and ensure the squadron maintains direction.
As you can imagine, fundraising is a very important aspect as it supports many of our activities. Most camps and other adventurous pursuits are financed through this fundraising and it's these efforts which help keep the cost of air cadet membership incredibly low.
Many parents and friends get a great deal of enjoyment and fun out of assisting 'their' squadron as members of the Civilian Committee. The committee meets regularly, under the direction of the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
But the committee is not all fundraising and meetings. It also plays an important role in the social life of the Squadron, helping to organise social events, and supporting major events such as our annual inspection parade.
Our Civilian Committees will be very pleased to accept offers of extra help - even if you can't commit to regular or long term assistance.