Welcome to 480 Squadron

Welcome to the Air Cadets - 'The Next Generation', 480 (Studley) Squadron. As a squadron we enjoy flying, gliding, going on camps, taking part in all kinds of action, adventure and sports. It's great fun too, with the opportunity to enjoy an enviable social life and make many new friends. How far are YOU from having a good time?

Air Cadets, aged 12 (and in year 8 at school) to 18, and their supporting staff get the opportunity to participate in a large range of stimulating and rewarding activities. Where else could you learn to fly, glide, shoot, participate in expeditions/adventure activities, visit RAF Stations, play sports, gain DofE awards and assist your community. The knowledge gained on aviation principles can be used to gain awards and participate in flying and gliding with opportunities available to take the controls and experience aerobatics. There are also opportunities to participate in camps throughout the UK as well as invitations from Wing to attend international camps, national sports, skiing activities etc. These and much more are readily available to you as a member of the Air Cadet Organization, whether you are a cadet or a staff member.

As you explore the web site you will be able to discover much more about how you could be a part of the Air Cadet Organization - whether as a cadet taking advantage of the opportunities available, a staff member volunteering your time to contribute to the development of young people or as one of our many civilian supporters ensuring we have the ability to support our 'next generation'.

Flt Lt Mark Hulme RAFVR(T)