ATC 150 200We are 2447 (Calder Valley) Squadron, part of the Air Training Corps.

Better known as the Air Cadets, we're part of a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years.

Located in Hebden Bridge, we recruit cadets from Walsden, Todmorden, Blackshaw Head, Heptonstall, Mytholmroyd and further afield.

We exist to meet the three Air Cadet aims set out in our Royal Warrant:

  • Promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people.
  • Provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life.
  • Encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

The Air Cadets are sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do.

And there's one more important thing - it's a lot of fun!