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Join as a Cadet

Who can join?

Cadet on parade220 (St Albans) Sqn is open to all those aged in Year 8 (12-13 years old) onwards and new cadets can join up to their 17th birthday.

Whether you’re interested in joining the RAF after you leave school, have an interest in aviation and its surroundings or, perhaps, just fancy a challenge, the Air Training Corps is an experience well worth trying.

We run structured recruitment training programmes beginning at regular intervals throughout the year. These allow you to attend the Squadron on normal parade nights (Monday and Thursday evenings) and meet up with your fellow cadets as you begin your cadet career training towards your “First Class” classification.

How do I join?

E-mail us at [email protected] with your details and we’ll let you know what’s best to do next.


Ring us on 01727 812101. Either call us during a Parade Night or, if this is not convenient, leave a message on our answer machine and we’ll return the call.


You’re more than welcome to come and visit the Squadron on any parade night to get a taste of what happens at 220 Squadron. If you fancy giving it a go we’ll give your parent/guardian a consent form and we’d be happy to invite you back on our next recruitment programme