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To join as a cadet you need to be a minimum of 12 years old (and in year 8) and our maximum joining age is 17. If you or someone you know is interested in joining then get in touch today. You'll be invited to one of our open evenings where you can learn more about squadron life and all the activities open to you.  

Alternatively we can arrange an evening for an informal chat where we can go through the process of joining Linton Squadron one to one. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have. 

Monthly subs are very competitive considering the broad range of activities on offer.

Either email or use the contact form on the homepage to start your cadet career.



There are many ways to volunteer your time at 2523 Linton Squadron and not all of them involve uniform. We simply ask that you are a minimum of 20 years old. All of our staff are subject to enhanced DBS and other military security checks. Squadron staff will guide you through each step of the process.

Joining our civilian welfare committee is simple and easy. As a civ com member there are quarterly meetings where the welfare and direction of the squadron are discussed. Decisions are made on spending, fund raising and outreach. Every squadron has to have a civ com and the engagement time is just a few hours per year.

If you are keen to gain new skills or have exsisiting skills you want to pass on to cadets then you can join as a Civilian Instructor. The majority of activities in the RAF Air Cadets are open to CI's and you can be involved in almost every aspect of cadet training. This includes teaching both classification and progressive training syllabus subjects and assisting at both squadron and wing events. You'll meet like minded people and experience all that the RAF Air Cadets has to offer. There is no minimum requirement, you can volunteer as much or as little as you like. 

Both Non-Commisioned (NCO) and Commissioned Officer routes are available should you wish to volunteer in uniform. Generally you would first join as a CI for 12 months before deciding which pathway to uniform is right for you, however direct entry Sergeants and Pilot Officers will always be considered.

In the first instance please get in touch to arrange a visit to the squadron where we can talk about all the opportunities available to you. No previous experience is required as all training is provided. Please email or fill out the contact form on the homepage.