air cadets @ RAF Biggin Hill




The squadron regularly recruits new members, with the basic training programme for new recruits usually lasting two months.  During this time the recruits will be taught some basic, but essential subjects.  Our aim is to make this as enjoyable as possible as we all can agree that no one wants to come home from school, just to go off to another learning environment!

The new recruits are taught by our cadet NCO team who have lots of experience to pass on.  Some subject covered by recruits are:

  • 2427 Squadron Infrastructure
  • History of the ATC
  • History of the RAF
  • Badges of rank
  • Uniform maintenance
  • Drill

By the end of the two months the recruits should be in uniform and integrated with the main squadron by being placed in a main stream flight of about 30 other cadets.  These flights are managed by Cadet Sergeants and Cadet Flight Sergeants.
The squadron operates a bi-monthly intake process.  The first Monday of the following months at 1930hrs in the Sqn HQ;
January, March, May, July, September, November.
(please note where the first Monday is a bank holiday, the intake will occur the following Wednesday)

New recruits MUST have started Year 8 at school and MUST be younger than the age of 17.  Enrolled cadets can serve until they are 20 years old.  Uniform for new recruits is school uniform, until they are issued with their RAF blue uniform.

If you have any queries please email the squadron at