Welcome to 1947 (Birstall) Squadron Website

Are you a fan of aviation, action and adventure? Want to try something new and exciting? Then you’ve come to the right place! If you’re aged between 13 and 17 you can join the largest military youth organisation in the uk! The Air Cadet Organisation!

Where else could you learn to fly aerobatics, under instruction from current and ex RAF servicemen, visit Royal Air Force Stations, tour foreign countries, play sports from local to International level, learn the skills to lead expeditions, become a target shooting marksman, gain your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, assist your community, learn aviation subjects and get BTEC qualifications to prove the knowledge, go caving, parachuting, climbing, sailing, skiing

There is no obligation to join the Royal Air Force but many Air cadets do go on to do so, finding their ATC training useful during their basic service training.