Join Us

Join Us

To register your interest or for further information on how to join Ruthin Air Cadets, please send us an E-mail from the Contact us page – we will respond as soon as we can. Below is further information about being a cadet, member of adult staff or the Civilian Committee.



So, are you ready to take the first step towards all the opportunities and benefits that the air cadets can offer you?

It’s important to know that we’re not a recruiting organisation for the Services (but it’s great if you decide you want to join later on). We’re not interested in anything but you and your potential, and will help you get the most from your experience as a cadet.

Aside from flying, sports, target shooting, adventure training and great fun? You’ll soon find that being an air cadet is its own reward – you constantly see the benefits of your own efforts, building on your achievements and earning BTECs and DoE Awards.

You’ll be expected to take part in as many of the activities we run as possible, but with what’s on offer you won’t need much persuading!

We have high standards to maintain as we are a ‘military’ youth organisation and you’ll naturally take pride in your uniform (we supply that) and appearance. You’ll be well mannered and self-disciplined. You’ll be joining an organisation of which you’ll be very proud.


Adult Staff

Over 20? Seeking a new challenge? Would you like to develop skills, leadership qualities and gain qualifications too?

At Air Cadets, we constantly assess our past achievements, implement changes to meet the challenges of today and make plans for the future. And a huge part of that planning is you. As the backbone of our organisation we’re always on the look out for high-calibre individuals to become volunteers, helping to run the activities that play such an important role in the lives of our young members.

All kinds of people make up our volunteer staff, coming from a range of backgrounds and interests. Obviously if you have direct experience of working with young people, or any relevant skills such as flying or gliding, you would be particularly welcome. These aren’t essential though, as we will train and support you at every stage.

That said, you’ll have some personal qualities that are essential, such as patience, maturity and responsibility along with an understanding of young people and their needs. You needn’t be an athlete, but a good level of physical fitness also helps to ensure you can keep up with the cadets!


Civilian Committee

Every Squadron is supported by a Civilian Committee made up of members of the local community, be they parents of cadets, local business people – anyone over the age of 18.

Formed of a chairperson, secretary, treasurer and other positions, plus other members, the Committee meets monthly, and aims to raise funds and manage the Squadron’s finances. Many Air Cadet activities are funded by the Defence budget, however local commitments such as running the minibus are not and so we have to raise our own money for this and other reasons.

If you think you can spare a few hours each month and at some weekend events, and have ideas about how to raise funds for a vibrant youth organisation – join our committee today!