With the ATC being such a vast organisation, a high level of training is required. We deliver this to each and every one of our cadets. This is through a well planned and structured training program. Due to the amount of information which must be passed onto cadets we have chosen to have intakes. This allows us to give second to none training to every single cadet that walks through our doors. We want our cadets to achieve all that is possible within the corps, so we give them the best start possible.

So what’s first?

First you will need to contact us. This can be done through a series of means:

  • Email – [email protected]
  • Phone – 01429 223905
  • Facebook – /473hartlepool
  • Existing Cadets

(Please leave your first name, surname, date of birth and a contact number if you’re leaving a message on the squadron answer machine.)


What’s Next?

Once we have received your interest in joining the ATC, we will contact you with an appropriate date and time for you to visit the squadron and view all of the activities available to every cadet in the corps. This is just an informal meeting, and will cover what the squadron offers, what’s available to cadets and a chance to see the squadron running on a night-to-night basis. This is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have. You will be shown round the squadron facilities by one of our highly experienced staff. You will be asked to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Think we’re for you?

You will be given information on our next intake date when you visit the squadron. If you have decided that the ATC is the organisation for you then this is excellent! You will be invited to attend an induction evening where all of the relevant paperwork will be filled in. This is the first time you will meet the rest of your intake, so don’t be shy! You’re all like minded people. On this night you will meet the NCO who will deliver your cadet basic training, and there will be more in-depth information from the Commanding Officer regarding any other aspects of the corps. They will also be able to answer any other questions you may have.

Become a cadet…

After all of the paperwork is checked and is correct, you will then be eligible to join as a fully fledged member of the Air Training Corps. Make sure you attend regularly, as you don’t want to miss out on any activities! After just over a month you will receive your very own set of RAF uniform.