107 Aberdeen Squadron Air Cadets
Location: Join Us -> Cadet & Adult Recruitment


"After hearing about the Air Cadets from our friends we visited 107 Squadron where we're now having a great time!!"

"On our first night everyone was very friendly and welcoming.  We received a tour of the squadron headquarters where we learned about the activities that we can participate in such as Flying & Gliding and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.  It sounded so great we couldn't wait to join."

We are looking for new male and female cadets to join our team.  Don't leave it too late - the average age of our recruits is slowly getting older - which means they are effectively losing out on a year of activities and camps.

You will undertake a structured intake programme for new cadets to experience many of the opportunities the ATC has to offer.  As soon as possible during this period you can expect to be on your first parade in uniform.

Adult Volunteers

The staff at 107 Squadron work hard to provide the opportunities and support for our cadets within the aims of the ATC. This can only be done with contribution from adult volunteers.  All kinds of people make up our volunteers and they come from many varied backgrounds.  To be a member of staff you do not need to have any experience of the RAF or the ATC.

It is important that you have personal qualities such as patience, maturity, responsibility and reliability.  You need to be at least 20 years old to apply for a staff position and, as you would be working with young people, an enhanced disclosure by 'Central Registered Body in Scotland' (CRBS) will be required.  107 Sqn will issue any new member of staff with all the necessary forms and applications to keep the process as simple as possible.

107 Sqn can offer adult volunteers the following roles;

  • Officers (Commissioned in the RAF Volunteer Reserve [Training] Branch)

  • Non-Commissioned Officers

  • Civilian Instructors

  • Civilian Committee Members

Most new staff spend a minimum of 12 months as a Civilian Instructor (CI) where they can learn the new skills and get to know the organisation.  After 12 months they can apply for a position as a uniformed member of staff (NCO & Officer positions).

"For me the best advertisement for a prospective member of staff is the wealth of new skills they can learn.  Lots of our activities require qualified instructors to supervise them - but the ATC runs and pays for most of the training.  At 107 Sqn we have qualified Summer and Winter Mountain Leaders, Rock Climbing Instructors, Canoeing and Kayaking Instructors, Mountain Biking Instructors, First Aiders, Sports Coaches, Weapons Instructors, Target Shooting Coaches, Range Conducting Officers, Instructional Staff, Duke of Edinburgh Assessors... the list goes on.  We have something for most people."  Flt Lt Bruce Lumsden

If you're not sure about the commitment or want to support us in another way then why not join our Civilian Committee.  They meet formally once every few months and help out at weekend events and fundraising, amongst other things!

If you are interested go here to take the next step.