The RAF Air Cadets is a UK wide youth organisation open to anyone aged 12 to 20 years who is looking for activity, adventure, new challenges and a chance to gain valuable life skills. An interest in aviation is beneficial but not essential, and you don't have to be thinking about a career in the military either - we offer something for everyone!
Following a period of closure due to the COVID pandemic, which saw as much of our activity as possible move online, 1244 Squadron has now re-opened for face-to-face activity albeit under COVID-safe restrictions including social distancing and bubbles.
During the period of closure 1244 Squadron merged with 633 (West Swindon) Squadron to become one of the biggest squadrons in Dorset & Wiltshire. We currently have around 50 cadets attending on a weekly basis, and will be looking to recruit more very soon. The squadron also had a change of leadership, with Sqn Ldr Darren Pascoe taking over as the Commanding Officer having previously been OC 633 Squadron.
Please have a browse around the site to see what our cadets get up to and what the Royal Air Force Air Cadets can offer you!