NOTE: The unit is currently closed a part of the national COVID-19 response. We hope to return to normal business before too long.
The squadron is open to new recruits throughout the year, but we organise recruiting drives every March and September.
Doors open at 7.30pm until 9pm. Feel free to pop past and see the type of activities that the Air Cadets has to offer.
If you cannot make it to one of our open evenings but think that the ATC is of interest to you, please get in touch with the squadron to arrange a visit and a chat
The ATC promotes equal opportunities and cadet membership is open to all young people regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin or religion.
In Scotland, you will become eligible to join us as a cadet from the first of March if you are in S1; if you are aged 13 you may join us irrespective of school year up until your 17th birthday
Membership can continue up to the age of 18, but may be extended to 20 under specific circumstances.
Air Cadets get the chance to do things that many others only dream about, such as adventurous training, camps, drill and flying as well as activities and courses that will challenge you, develop your skills and help you succeed in whatever you want to do.
The squadron has a rich history of success in Drill and First Aid competitions but aims to offer as wide and diverse a range of Air Cadet opportunities as we are able to.
How To Join
Come along to the squadron on one of our parade nights and take a look for yourselves. If you like what you see, take away a set of joining paperwork and when you return it you are a member of the squadron.
If it later turns out that you do not enjoy what we have to offer you can walk away, but please let us know so that we can tidy up the associated admin.
What Happens Next
New recruits ("Junior Cadets") will go through a basic induction process, where you will be shown around the squadron and briefed on who the main people are, where the toilets and fire assembly points are located and so on. We will take a photo of you for various records and we will measure you up for uniform.
After induction you will start learning about what it means to be an air cadet, a bit about our history, how we dress, how we behave and how to march. At around this time you will be officially "enrolled" into the organisation and issued with your F3822 log book. Your training will continue, covering more of the basic skills that will be valuable throughout your cadet career until you have completed the First Class syllabus and have been awarded your First Class badge.
This may not be the first badge you earn - under our new Progressive Training Syllabus you may well have earned blue-level badges for first aid, communications, Pre-DofE, shooting or leadership.
Of course you will not be stuck at the squadron building up skills but can be involved in various activities at other locations. We try to keep things varied and encourage our cadets to get involved in as much as they can.