Ready to join?

We’re always on the look-out for new cadets and volunteers to join us at Hartlepool squadron.


  looking to make new friends?
  wanting to have adventures?
  interested in learning new things?
  age 12 or over?

To get started, please contact us and we’ll arrange for you to visit the Squadron on a Parade night for an induction. We’ll give you a quick tour of our HQ and give you an insight into what’s going on and what we do so that you can see if the Air Cadets is for you. (Bear in mind that as we have a large number of activities on a varied timetable, you’ll only get a small glimpse in one night of what we have to offer!)

For more information on the recruitment process, please click here.

Please note that all new cadets must be age 12 and be in year 8.


To join as an Adult Volunteer please contact us and we’ll discuss the arrangements for you becoming part of the 473 Squadron family. Please note that all adult volunteers are subject to enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (previously CRB) checks before being permitted to work with Cadets.

Out of town?

If you’re not in Hartlepool or its surrounding area, please check out the Squadron finder to locate your local Air Cadets!

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