1079 Squadron Air Cadets

1079 Squadron
Air Cadets
1079 Squadron
Air Cadets
Go to content
RAF Air Cadets
1079 Squadron

-  The Next Generation  -
Covid-19 Information for Parents and Cadets

As a result of the Government's advice regarding non-essential travel and social distancing, the Squadron staff have taken the decision to shut down the squadron until the situation changes.
We do not want to risk the health and wellbeing of our cadets, or to put extended family at risk of contracting Covid-19 especially when cadets may live with or be in contact with anyone who is in the vulnerable category.

As and when we have further updates, staff will post both on Facebook and this website.

Can you all ensure any cadets without access to the wesite or Facebook are made aware of the situation.

Look after yourselves and your families and hopefully we will be back up and running soon.

April 4th Update

Due to the continuing Covid-19 Crisis and the subsequent closure of the Squadron, Subs are no longer required from Parents/Carers.
Please can you log on to your internet banking or contact your bank to cancel your standing order until further notice

Who we are

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.
We're sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is also our Honorary Air Commandant!
The RAF Air Cadets is made up of two areas:
  • Air Training Corps - The ATC is the RAF's cadet force, divided into six regions, 34 wings and more than 900 squadrons within communities around the UK
  • Combined Cadet Force (RAF) - The CCF (RAF) is our section of the CCF which is made up of cadets from all three services, coming together in approximately 200 independent and state schools across the country
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!

-  The Next Generation  -
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.
-  The Next Generation -
Get a head start
We are not a recruiting organisation for the RAF but if you're thinking about a Service career, cadet membership will put you ahead of the competition. Many cadets go on to great success in the RAF (and the other Services). Around 40% of officers and 50% of all aircrew (including pilots, navigators and engineers) in the RAF now are ex-cadets. Research shows that they do better in basic training and stay in the Service longer than their colleagues. Likewise, if you chose a civilian career our research proves you can go on the great things…employers just love the skills and experience that air cadets offer.
Let's face it - where else would you be given the opportunity to fly solo in a glider or powered aircraft when you're 17? Whatever you do with your life, at the end of your time as a cadet you'll be self-motivated, confident and ready for anything.
-  The Next Generation  -
Together We Achieve
1079 Squadron Air Cadets
Cadet Centre, King Street,
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 5JJ
Phone: 01884 250411

Back to content