ATC Sunday parade celebrating the founding of the ATC

To celebrate the founding of the Air Training Corps on 5 February 1941 and in lieu of no Wing events, 1368 Squadron had an extended parade on Sunday 6th with drill, team building exercises and other training.

As a bit of history, the origins of the RAF Air Cadets dates back to the second world war. The idea came from Air Commodore J A Chamier, now known as the father of the air cadets who served in the army, the Royal Flying Corps and the RAF in 1919 (not long after it formed). 

With his love for aviation, he was determined to get British people aware of the RAF and its vital role in any future war. He wanted to establish an air cadet corps, encouraging young people to consider a career in aviation. In 1938 the Air Defence Cadet Corps (ADCC) was founded. By the end of 1940, the government realised the value of the cadet force and took control of the ADCC. It reorganised and renamed it, and on the 5th February 1941 the Air Training Corps was officially established with King George VI as the Air Commodore-in-Chief. The ATC was rebranded to Royal Air Force Air Cadets in 2011.

A different world:


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