About the Air Training Corps



The Air Training Corps (ATC) is a voluntary youth organization supported  by the Royal Air Force. The ATC is one of the country's leading youth organizations and the world's largest youth air training organization.

The ATC was formed by Royal Warrant in 1941 and sprang from the Air Defence Cadet Corps, founded in 1938 by the Air League. Although initially formed to meet the needs of a nation at war, the Corps continues to thrive and there are now independent Air Cadet Organizations in many other countries throughout the World.

The Aims of the Air Training Corps are:

  • To promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.

  • To provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life.

  • To foster the spirit of adventure & to develop the qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

The ATC Motto is: 'Venture Adventure'