2523 Linton Air Cadets.
On the 5th of February 2021 the Air Training Corps celebrated its 80th year. And what a long way the organisation has come from its formation in 1941.
Over 40,000 active cadets and 15,000 staff and volunteers are testament to how relevant the organisation is today. With a fantastic offering of air minded training and air experience flying, shooting, adventure training and life skills such as first aid and leadership all make the ATC the best youth organisation in the UK.
The past year has been one of the hardest years for the ATC. It is amazing to see the perseverance of the cadets and staff, adapting quickly to new ways of delivering training and of learning. The way in which our Linton cadets have met this challenge has been extraordinary.
Usually we would mark such a milestone with a parade, but in true modern fashion this has been held online. Cadet Vellacott spoke of his experiences within the ATC and about what he hopes to achieve before the end of his cadet career as Linton’s contribution to the parade.
As the UK’s vaccine program rolls out further and with schools announcing their reopening 2523 look forward to getting back open and parading once again; keeping the best bits of virtual learning whilst returning in person to the activities, and the ATC, we are proudly part of.
If you or someone you know is 12 and in year 8 please visit www.2523linton.co.uk and get in touch to join.
Pilot Officer RAFAC