1140 Steyning Squadron


Steyning Squadron inspires the next generation of young people to achieve their full potential, gain qualifications and life experience

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Who are the Royal Air Force Air Cadets?


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!

Want to be part of the cadet family?



Something for everyone


Joining the Air Cadets opens up lots of opportunities, including the chance to fly!

It’s our aim to get you airborne as often as possible, as a passenger in a light aircraft, a glider or even on-board RAF aircraft such as our Typhoon fast-jet or a Chinook helicopter.


Adventurous Training is an essential part of the Air Cadet's training syllabus and the place where team effort really matters.

You'll build new friendships, and learn to rely on the other people you're with to get the job done. It also lets you show off your leadership qualities.


When a group of twenty cadets walk on to a parade square they are all individuals.

But as soon as a session of drill begins the cadets become a team, following the orders given by one person.

Instead of twenty individual feet hitting the ground, there is only one sound. This is the result of practice and teamwork.