33F’S HISTORY

33F Squadron Air Training Corps is one of the most active and successful Squadrons in the London area. Activities include flying, gliding, camps in the UK and overseas, shooting, expeditions, sport, ceremonial duties, participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, and preparation for nationally recognised academic qualifications.

 

THE AIR TRAINING CORPS

The RAF’s Air Cadets is one of the country’s premier youth organisations and the world’s largest youth air training organisation, supported by thousands of dedicated volunteer staff.

The Air Cadets Organization (ACO) is a national volunteer youth organisation within the Training Group that is part public funded and part self-funded. The organisation comprises the Air Training Corps (ATC), sponsored by the Royal Air Force, and the Royal Air Force Sections of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). From units spread throughout the country the organisation draws its male and female cadet membership from all social and ethnic backgrounds.

The mission of the ACO is to be a modern, dynamic, sustainable air-minded youth organisation of choice that offers fun and challenging opportunities.

The ATC was formed in 1941 by Royal Warrant and last amended in Feb 1990; the Air Commodore-in-Chief is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.