CWO Ede flying in a Tucano226 (Brighton) Squadron

If you’re a fan of flying, action and adventure, or enjoy sports and getting to know people, you’re in the right place. Every year nearly 60,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country — Brighton is no exception!

The Air Training Corps is a uniformed youth organisation sponsored by the Royal Air Force and run by a staff of almost 10,000 volunteer instructors.

A cadet practicing camoflage and concealment in a fieldcraft exercise

226 (Brighton) Squadron is one of the larger units in Sussex with over forty cadets between 13 and 20. We take part in an enormous variety of activities, both on Monday & Thursday evenings and at weekends. Flying, gliding, shooting, adventurous training and sports all form part of the programme, and radio communications, airmanship training, fieldcraft and drill are also staple activities.

As well as these activities we also offer BTEC and leadership qualifications and the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards. You can see some of the things we've done recently in the news section.

The current cost is £10 per month, although this shouldn't be a barrier to anyone so please do get in touch if this seems like a lot.