Description & History

A youth group which is part of the RAF, undertaking sport, hill walking, drill, fieldcraft and outdoor activities, and the study of subjects related to aviation, leading to a national vocational diploma. We also undertake trips to RAF stations offering adventure training/music and often some flying in RAF gliders.

The Aims of the Air Training Corps, as set out in the Royal Warrant and approved by HM the Queen, the British sovereign, are:

  • 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.

About the organisation

282 (East Ham) Squadron Air Cadets

Chris Booty
Flight Lieutenant, Officer Commanding
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