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Join as Adult Staff

There are three main types of adult staff in the Air Training Corps.

There are officers commissioned in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Training Division (RAF VR(T)). These are officers with normal civilian jobs who give up some of their spare time to run the ATC. They hold ranks from Pilot Officer up to Wing Commander and can be distinguished from regular officers by the “VR (T)” flashes over their rank insignia.

Supporting the VR (T) officers in rank are Adult Non-commissioned Officers (NCOs) who hold the rank of  Sergeant, Flight Sergeant or Warrant Officer. Their duties are often connected with with drill and discipline. They wear normal RAF uniform, but with the letters “ATC” over their rank insignia.

There are also a large number of Civilian Instructors (CIs) who as their name would suggest are civilians who give up their spare time to instruct and supervise cadets. As they are civilians they have no uniform or rank markings.

There is one other form of adult staff referred to as Service Instructors. These are regular members of the armed forces who give up their spare time to help run the ATC.

All adult staff are fully vetted by Headquarters Air Cadets and there is more information on their website https://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/wanttojoin/adultvolunteers.cfm

The initial route to join as adult staff is normally as a Civilian Instructor. If you think that this is for you contact the Officer Commanding, Flt Lt David Phillips by email and make an appointment to visit the squadron on a parade night.

Please email the OC at oc.1811@aircadets.org


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