The aim of the Air Training Corps is to:

  • To promote and encourage among young men and women 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 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 – 9.30pm on a Monday and Friday night, at the TA Centre on Baring Road (SE12 0BH).


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.

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