What did you do last weekend? 

The chances are if you are already an Air Cadet you could have been doing things that others only dream about. Opportunities for real experience in flying, shooting, adventurous training and camps, competitive sports, drill and music, provide plenty of challenges which are fun and educational.

So if you think you would like new challenges and be part of something special, please read on….

The Air Cadets is a UK-wide youth organisation sponsored by the Royal Air Force for young people from school year 8, aged between 12 and 20 years.

649 (Dursley) Squadron is one of the oldest Squadrons having been formed on 5th February 1941. We are located in Dursley and parade twice a week on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

As an active squadron we do our best to provide cadets with excellent opportunities to gain a wide variety of skills and confidence. Both of these attributes are highly valued by employers.

So if you are ready for a challenge please click here to find out how to join.

Get Involved


Like what you see and want to be part of the action? Here is what you can do!

Between Year 8 (12 Years Old) and Year 13 (17 Years Old)?

Join our squadron as a cadet recruit! Just ask your parent or guardian to get in touch with us and then come down to meet us at our next parade night.

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Over 20 Years Old?

Want to give something back to your community or learn new skills, we can offer a range of options to get involved in our organisation and develop our young people to succeed. This could be as a uniformed CFAV (Cadet Force Adult Volunteer), a Civilian Instructor or a member of the Civilian Committee. Contact us now to find out more about what you can do to help!


Current members of the organisation can access relevant resources to assist with their training below. Please click an image to access one of the services.

More resources will be posted in this section as they are developed and released.

649 (Dursley) Sqn Training Portal

RAFAC Project Bader