The RAF Air Cadets is an inclusive and diverse organisation. There are 43,000 Royal Air Force Air Cadets across the UK and our 10,000 adult volunteers help us keep things running safely and smoothly.

Meet some of our Cadets and Volunteers, past and present, below.

Elly Shipley

Flight Lieutenant Elly Shipley, now an OC, spent seven years as a cadet herself and had been a CWO and Lord Lieutenant's Cadet for Essex Wing

Read Elly's story

Zoe Webb

Zoe was awarded The Dacre Sword for the top Air Training Corps cadet. After seven years in the Air Cadets, Zoe left as a Cadet Warrant Officer.

Read Zoe's story

Clare Ballantyne

Clare was a Sergeant with the RAF Air Cadets which led to a dream job working in Antarctica.

Read Clare's story

Shanwayne Stephens

Shanwayne is a RAF Regiment Gunner and also competes in the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team.

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James Miles

James was once a cadet and has since returned as an adult volunteer and has become a qualified Lowlands Leader.

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Tim Heyworth

Tim served in the RAF for 27 years before becoming a volunteer where he has spent the last 8 years working his way through the ranks.

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Andrew Rigsby

A volunteer since 1986, Andrew has flown, trained and graded staff and cadets in over 10,000 launches and over 1000 hours of flying.

Read Andrew's story