As well as the Military (RAF) side of the Air Cadets, there is also a civilian committee which act as the backbone of the organisation.
Civilian Committees determine the running of the ATC from squadron level through to representation on the Air Defence Council. Every squadron in the Air Training Corps must have a committee, which is made up of Parents of Cadets and Friends of the Squadron. The role includes assisting the Commanding Officer, raising funds and ensuring the squadron maintains direction.
As you can imagine, fundraising for our Squadron is very important, as it supports a lot of our activities. Most camps, days out and equipment are financed through this fundraising and it’s these efforts that help keep the cost of an air cadet membership incredibly low.
Many friends and parents get a great deal of enjoyment and fun out of assisting ‘their’ squadrons as members of the Civilian Committee. Committees organise their own timetable, usually once-a-month, under the direction of a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
Most squadron Civilian Committees will be very pleased to accept offers of extra help – even if you can’t commit to regular or long term assistance.
If you have any queries or would like to find out about joining the Committee, please contact – email@example.com