To register your interest or for further information on how to join Ruthin Air Cadets,
please send us an E-mail from the Contact us page - we will respond as soon as we
can. Below is further information about being a cadet, member of adult staff or the
So, are you ready to take the first step towards all the opportunities and benefits
that the air cadets can offer you?
It's important to know that we're not a recruiting organisation for the Services
(but it's great if you decide you want to join later on). We're not interested in
anything but you and your potential, and will help you get the most from your experience
as a cadet.
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 constantly see the benefits
of your own efforts, building on your achievements and earning 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.
Over 20? Seeking a new challenge? Would you like to develop skills, leadership qualities
and gain qualifications too?
At Air Cadets, we constantly assess our past achievements, implement changes to meet
the challenges of today and make plans for the future. And a huge part of that planning
is you. As the backbone of our organisation 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.
That said, you'll have some personal qualities that are essential, such as patience,
maturity and responsibility along with an understanding of young people and their
needs. You needn't be an athlete, but a good level of physical fitness also helps
to ensure you can keep up with the cadets!
Every Squadron is supported by a Civilian Committee made up of members of the local
community, be they parents of cadets, local business people - anyone over the age
Formed of a chairperson, secretary, treasurer and other positions, plus other members,
the Committee meets monthly, and aims to raise funds and manage the Squadron's finances.
Many Air Cadet activities are funded by the Defence budget, however local commitments
such as running the minibus are not and so we have to raise our own money for this
and other reasons.
If you think you can spare a few hours each month and at some weekend events, and
have ideas about how to raise funds for a vibrant youth organisation - join our committee