Who We Are
Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years. We're sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do.
Our aims are to:
Promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people
Provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life
Encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship
And there's one more important thing - it's a lot of fun!
1846 (Southall) Squadron was formed in 1941 and has since been located in the heart of vibrant Southall. We pride ourselves on being a highly motivated unit with an eye for success and progression. Learning is at the forefront of every activity. We offer a range of activities to the youth of Southall and although our joining age is limited to 12 years to 16 years 9 months, we are always available to provide support and advice to any young people.