The Air Training Corps

Air Training Corps

Commonly known as the  Air Cadets, The ATC is community-based and open to anyone aged between 13, or 12 if you are in year 8, and 20 years who is eligible (read full details in our section on joining the cadets). 858 Rushden Squadron are one of more than 900 squadrons around the country, and we are situated right in the heart of the Rushden Community. Find us here.

Amongst the many adventurous training opportunities on offer, we are the largest operator of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

The ATC motto is ‘Venture – Adventure’ and our cadets know that it’s more than just words – it’s an attitude that helps you stand out from the crowd.

Widen your horizons

Membership of the ATC  is exciting, rewarding and above all fun. You’ll discover skills you never knew you had, do things and visit places you never thought you would, and meet lots of like-minded people who will become your team-mates and life long friends.

You’ll also have the opportunity to challenge yourself with adventurous training, be selected to represent your country  on the International Air Cadet Exchange programme, or develop your potential on the Air Cadet Leadership Course. You can really shine as a cadet.