Bridlington Royal Air Force Air Cadets group is looking to attract new recruits and staff in its 80th year

Bridlington’s Royal Air Force Air Cadets group (RAFAC) is celebrating its 80th birthday this year – and the squadron is currently on the hunt for new recruits and staff.

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 9:55 am
The Bridlington Royal Air Force Air Cadets group is looking to recruit new members.

Youngsters with an interest in a possible career in aviation, the RAF, or in the military are being invited to join the group’s ranks.

Cadets get the chance to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, annual summer camps on RAF Stations and adventure training, all leading to an industry recognised BTEC qualification.

There are 12 cadets in the Bridlington RAFAC at the moment, who meet between 7pm and 9.30pm on Monday and Wednesday for parades and activities.

If you are aged between 12 and 16 from Bridlington or the surrounding area you are welcome to come along to find out more, while people over 20 years are invited to find out about becoming and adult civilian instructor.

Adult instructors who can give as much or as little of their time as they choose, will get the chance to take part in exciting outdoor activities and gain leadership qualifications.

Officer Commanding Warrant Officer Bob Hill said: “We’re looking for youngsters with an active interest in fun and activities and a keen interest in aviation.

“We provide the majority of the RAF Blue uniforms free of charge and most activities on offer such as flying, gliding and target rifle training are included in the monthly subscription of £10.”

Those interested in joining should contact WO Bob Hill at [email protected] or call 01262 606569 during parade nights or leave a message on the answerphone.