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Find out about
ADULT NCO's
in the Air Training Corps
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All ATC staff are volunteers. There are both uniformed Reservist and civilian staff on squadron strength. Staff can attend courses to gain qualifications in First Aid, weapons training, mountain leadership, basic expedition leader and more.

The role of Adult NCO's is primarily to maintain high levels of Drill, Dress and Discipline. They can also be responsible for sports, adventure training and a wide range of other activities. NCO's are the backbone of any unit in the British Armed Forces, and help to maintain the high morale and motivation of a squadron in the ATC. When appointed as an Adult Sergeant, they have to later attend the Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Initial Course at RAF College Cranwell. Adult NCO's are initially appointed as Adult Sergeant, but can later gain promotion to Adult Flight Sergeant and Adult Warrant Officer.

To become an Adult NCO

1. To become an Adult Sergeant in the Air Cadets you generally first join as a Civilian Instructor and after 3-6 months you will be interviewed by your squadron commander and then go into uniform.

2. When you get your Sergeant's rank tapes you will also be given an RAF uniform and will wear ATC (Air Training Corps) on your shoulder.
When appointed you will be expected to attend the Senior Non Commissioned Officers' Staff Initial Course (SSIC) at the Adult Training Facility (ATF) RAF College Cranwell, Lincolnshire.

3. You will be expected to give a minimum of 12 hours of your time per month for Air Cadet duties and will normally attend your squadron twice a week perhaps between 7-9pm on a Monday and Thursday. Times and days vary locally.

4. Your squadron duties include becoming involved in literally every aspect of Air Cadet activity from parade nights to adventure training and seven major sports to radio communications, shooting, Duke of Edinburgh's Awards, bands and the respected academic syllabus.

5. Along the way you will help young people aged 13-20 to learn and to become good citizens but you will also develop your leadership skills and have the opportunity to pick up qualifications in mountain leadership, First Aid, NVQs and attend a number of courses.

6. Rest assured wearing a uniform is a non-combatant role and does not mean you can be deployed to a war zone - your role is to train the Next Generation of air cadets!

5. You may be entitled to 28 days pay.

Click here to read about other staff roles:

 

Adult Sergeant


Controlling a Radio/Map Reading Exercise

Adult Flight Sergeant


At a Mess Night

Adult Warrant Officer

NCO inspecting a drill team

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Warrant Officer
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Adult Sergeant

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