How To Join

YOU can join the Air Training Corps. If you live in the UK and can get to a Squadron then you will be more than welcome! People with disabilities* are welcome to join in the fun too. 1216 (Eastleigh) Squadron headquarters has level access to the front door and lift access to the first floor.

If you are aged 12-17 then you will be looking to join as a cadet, please use the link to the left. Please note that 12 year olds must be in Year 8 at school to be eligible to join.

If you are over 20 then it doesn't matter you can still join as a member of staff or as a member of the civilian committee, please use the link to the left.


*The ACO is committed to equal opportunities and we welcome members with disabilities. We have had blind Cadets participating in activities including target shooting and adventure training; wheelchairs are no barrier to many of the pursuits available - we can get you abseiling! Help with dyslexia and other learning difficulties can be given to help Cadets pass the training syllabus levels. 1216 (Eastleigh) Squadron will do its utmost to ensure that as many people as possible can take advantage of the opportunities on offer.

It does need to be noted, however, that the physically and mentally challenging nature of some of our activities may exclude some from participating. This is down to purely practical and logistical problems. We will do our best to try and overcome them but it is only fair to prospective and current members to state that membership may not be suitable for all and that there may be some things you will be unable to take part in. The Commanding Officer will be very pleased to meet and discuss with you any concerns you may have and offer advice. Don't be put off from enquiring about joining, make contact and see what opportunities exist.

Air Cadet Magazine - Winter 2014
Want to see what the Air Training Corps gets up to across the Country? Check this out!
Air Cadet Magazine Winter 2014.pdf
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