Royal Air Force Air Cadets training.

We offer a wide variety of training to young adults.

In everything we do, the aim of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets is to:

  • To promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force (RAF).
  • To provide training which will be useful in both the services and civilian life.
  • To foster a spirit of adventure and to develop the qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

Our cadets work hard to achieve their success. Their training starts with a rigorous 16 week recruit intake programme, where they learn the fundamental skills of the Cadet Forces. They then have a range of opportunities open to them: choosing to get involved in all kinds of adventures and activities.

We meet twice a week, from 7pm to 9.30pm on a Monday and Friday night, at the TA Centre on Baring Road.

As well as having a lot of fun, and getting to know lots of new people, their training can lead to a spectacular range of qualifications and awards. From Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, to flying and gliding scholarships, through to BTEC qualifications worth many GCSEs, the cadets achieve time and time again.

You can see the activities here, or you can view the news feed for the latest updates of what we’ve been up to.

Adventure Training

Regular Adventure Training towards Duke of Edinbugh awards and other Military Skills.

Ceremonial & Drill

Ceremonial and Drill activities instil pride and teamwork in cadets all over the country.

Flying and Gliding

Flying and Gliding at various locations around the country.

Aviation Training

Lewisham Air Cadets offer a comprehensive syllabus of aviation training to prepare cadets for the aviation activities we provide and to strengthen the young adults knowledge of aviation as they progress. Syllabus training is carried out on parade nights (Mon & Fri) and allows cadets to learn together then take their exams online..

Flying and Gliding

Flying and Gliding at various locations around the country.

Band, Ceremonial and Drill

Lewisham Air Cadets have our own squadron band and Squadron band members put in extra time rehearsing outside of normal parade nights to prepare for both local and nationalĀ  events to perform at. Cadets are also expected to maintain high standards of Drill (Teamwork) and attend ceremonial events throughout the year.

Flying and Gliding

Flying and Gliding at various locations around the country.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Lewisham Air Cadets also take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award Scheme, a nationally recognised achievement scheme encouraging teamwork, volunteering, camping expeditions and community engagement to name a few. Many of the activities our cadets take part in also qualify as Duke of Edinburgh award scheme activities.

Flying and Gliding

Flying and Gliding at various locations around the country.

Flight Simulation

Lewisham Air Cadets have one of the best squadron owned flight simulators in London, providing structured training for up-to 3 cadets at a time on the practical elements of their aviation training in a safe environment that compliments the syllabus training and prepares the cadets for real world Air Experience Flights.

Flying and Gliding

Flying and Gliding at various locations around the country.

Flying & Gliding

Lewisham Air Cadets frequently go flying several times a year in both powered RAF training aircraft, special aircraft and Gliders at various locations around the country. For those who also wish to pursue a career in aviation, we also provide access to powered flying and Gliding scholarships to cadets of merit.

Flying and Gliding

Flying and Gliding at various locations around the country.

Leadership & Life Skills

Lewisham Air Cadets invest a lot of time teaching our cadets leadership skills and life-skills that will stay with them for life. We teach them how to deal with difficult challenges, how to manage teams of others, how to earn respect and eventually how to take on responsibility to teach others and offer them the opportunity to apply for promotions.

Flying and Gliding

Flying and Gliding at various locations around the country.

Military Skills

Lewisham Air Cadets also get to learn many military skills during the course of their cadet career such as fieldcraft, learning how to shoot various weapons and marksmanship and foot drill and looking after their uniform along with the accompanying skills like self discipline, teamwork and ability to follow instructions.

Flying and Gliding

Flying and Gliding at various locations around the country.

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