Join 422 (Corby) Squadron Air Cadets

How to join as an Adult Volunteer


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The Squadron is constantly adapting, taking up new challenges and planning for the future.  And a huge part of that planning is you. As the backbone of the Squadron we're always on the look out for high-calibre individuals to become volunteers, helping to run the activities that play such an important role in the lives of our young members.

All kinds of people make up our volunteer staff, coming from a range of backgrounds and interests. Obviously if you have direct experience of working with young people, or any relevant skills such as flying or gliding, you would be particularly welcome. These aren't essential though, as we will train and support you at every stage.

The most common volunteer posting in Air Cadets is Civilian Instructor - it's a varied role allowing you to use your skills where they best fit. You can give as much or little time as you can, and you don't need any formal qualifications - just enthusiasm that's infectious; however, if you have previous Service experience then even better.

Your role on the Squadron is vital to the success of our cadets. You'll see your dedication and effort pay-off in the achievements you inspire amongst our members. But it isn't just the cadets that benefit - you'll get involved in many squadron activities and have the same kinds of opportunities as cadets to develop your leadership skills and gain qualifications in things such as mountain leadership, First Aid and NVQs that may be useful to you in your career. You'll also have as much fun as the cadets do!

And it doesn't stop there. If you choose, you may apply to become a sergeant or an officer in the Training Branch of the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

We rely on our instructors to help us run the Squadron as effectively as possible. Being well organised is an obvious must, ideally with good managerial and administrative skills, and an ability to listen to problems and deal with them tactfully and appropriately.

Really show your skills in these areas and you could end up taking on more responsibility and moving up through the ranks as an officer or senior non-commissioned officer. Of course, you have to join as a Civilian Instructor first!

What are you waiting for!

Come down to the Squadron!

We meet on a Monday and Thursday night from 7pm until 9:30pm at the Army Reserve Centre on St. Marks Road.