The cadet experience is open to everyone, so whatever your nationality, background or ability, whether you're male or female, if you're between 13 (or at age 12 when beginning school year 8) and 17 years old you can join us. Aside from flying, sports, target shooting, adventure training and great fun, you’ll soon find that being an air cadet is its own reward. You will constantly see the benefits of your own efforts, build on your achievements and earn BTECs and DoE Awards. You'll be expected to take part in as many of the activities we run as possible, but with what's on offer, you won't need much persuading! We have high standards to maintain as we are a 'military' youth organisation and you'll naturally take pride in your uniform (we supply that) and appearance. You'll be well mannered and self-disciplined. You'll be joining an organisation of which you’ll be very proud.