Next recruit night;

Tuesday 15th of January 2019 at;

358 Welling Squadron ATC,

(opposite No.3) Berwick Rd, Welling, DA161QU

7.15pm to 9.30pm

The Air Cadets is a fantastic organisation and both Girls and boys just like you have joined and taken advantage of the opportunities and challenges available. Many of the activities are free or highly subsidised, so well worth our joining fee (£30) & monthly subscription (£12 pm on standing order).

We would like to offer you similar opportunities, and don't forget that not only is the Air Cadets fun but it's all good stuff on a CV. Employers and universities find that Air Cadets have considerable transferable life skills e.g. leadership, commitment, self discipline, diligence and dedication. In short, cadets are the kind of people they want in their organisation.

COME ALONG AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER: You need to be aged 12 (and in year 8) to 16 to join.

You have nothing to lose and a world of opportunity to gain.


The squadron in action...
  • NEWS!

    NEWS! - Our joining age has been lowered to 12! - So, if you're in year 8 at school you can join - What's stopping you?

  • V-Inspire

    Congratulations to Sgt Tim White on completing the V-inspire 100 hours award of recognised volunteering. Well done! Click to see previous achievers.

  • Jack Petchey Foundation Awards

    Congratulations to Cadets Oliver PATTERSON & Mark FRASER on being awarded Jack Petchey Foundation Awards. Well done to you both, you are achievers. A full list of Jack Petchey Foundation Achievers is herewith...

  • #rafaYOUTH

    *** FREE - FREE - FREE ***  #rafaYOUTH is now FREE to all cadets. Join Cadet Tim LAWSON in winning some fantastic aviation based prizes in their regular 'rafaYOUTH' prize draws...

  • CVQO Adult Awards

    Sept 2013; Congratulations to Flt Lt Kris Cottier RAFVR(T) on graduating with his Graduateship of the City and Guilds Institute. Well done!

  • Model Cadets 2013

  • Benjamin White - Aerobility flying

    Drum Major Benjamin White went 'AEF' flying with Aerobility - flying for the disabled, gaining his 'first flight certificate'. The flight was funded by The Rotary Club of Bexley.

  • British Safety Council

    June 2013; Congratulations to those cadets who have undertaken and completed the British Safety Council Entry Level Award in Workplace Hazard Awareness (Entry 3)

  • Luke Arpino - ACO Pilot Scholarship 2013

    On the 4th March I left home at 07.00hrs and started the long journey to Tayside Aviation, Dundee by train, arriving at 17.30hrs...excited about the following day and the prospect of flying... On arrival we met the staff, everyone was friendly and hospitable, and next we were introduced to our allocated instructor. My pilot was Henri Liilunen from Finland. This is my report:

  • Promotions & Appointments

    Congratulations to the squadron's newest NCOs, promoted and appointed at Annual Inspection 2012; Flt Sgt Thomas Ridler, Sgt Luke Arpino, Sgt Callum Rye, Cpl Joe Greenstreet, Cpl Joshua Minchin, Cpl Alex Trueman, Drum Major Benjamin White.

  • Cadet Drum Major Benjamin White

    Congratulations to Cadet Benjamin White on his appointment as the Drum Major of the Welling Air Cadets Corps of Drums. A true inspiration. Well done!

  • Wizards of Wood

    Congratulations to the Recycling team on achieiving overall 3rd place in the Bexley Enviromental Challenge. 

  • Success!

    June 2012; Congratulations to Adult Sgt, ATC Mark SULLIVAN on his appointmant as a Cadet Forces Adult Volunteer.

  • Lewis MacDONALD; pilot scholarship

    During 2011 & 2012 I went to the Air Cadet Organisations prime flying school, Tayside Aviation at Dundee Airport to undertake a pilot scholarship sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

  • DofE Award

    Congratulations to ex-Sgt Reece CRANAGE & ex-Sgt Jamie GROVES LOADER on the completion of their DofE Silver Awards. Well Done!

  • Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers' £1500

    Welling Air Cadets were celebrating when they were told that the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (SMC) were sponsoring fifteen of them to undertake the Edexcel Level 1 BTEC in Teamwork & Personal Skills for Cadets. This qualification is undertaken in the early stages of a cadets training and recognises leadership training undertake by the Air Cadets.

  • Double Honours

    DOUBLE HONOURS! Cadet Benjamin White (16) has recently achieved a BTEC Level 2 in Music Studies at the same time that his dad, Army Cadet Chaplain, Andrew White, [who is our own squadron chaplain] achieved a Graduateship of the City and Guilds Institute.

  • BTEC Presentations; Ironmongers Hall

    July 2011; South London’s cadets gain qualifications through educational charity; Educational charity CVQO celebrated the achievements of a very special group of South London young people this week, in the prestigious surroundings of the Ironmonger’s Hall, City of London.

  • The British Safety Council Quiz July 2011

    July 2011; “Flying Blues know how to be Healthy & Safe” Two teams of Air Cadets competed in a Health and Safety Quiz with the trustees of the British Safety Council (BSC) this week and won! The cadets from 358 Welling Squadron, Kent Wing were representing the Air Cadet Organisation at the event held at the British Safety Council Training Centre in Hammersmith, West London.

  • Bexley Civic Award for the ATC

  • Alana Copeland; Life on the ocean waves

    Over 130 specially selected teenage cadets from all over the UK assembled  at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC), Dartmouth in Devon for a unique camp as part of ‘Cadet 150’, a year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the UK’s cadet movement.

  • Sarah WILMOTT; pilot scholarship

    Congratulations to Sgt S Wilmott in completing her pilot scholarship

  • The Welshman 2010

    Cadets from 358 Welling squadron assist at the memorial service for HMS Welshman, on whom a number of RAF personnel perished when it was sunk during World War 2

  • Sports Trials

    Cadets pictured after KFC! Following the sports trials

  • Nepal 2009

    Cadets of 358 Welling squadron undertake an overseas expedition to Nepal; read the report printed in "Spotlight 14"

  • International Air Cadet Exchange 2009

    2009 - Cadet Warrant Officer Luke Harrison enjoys the experience of Israel

  • South Africa here we come..!

    Flt Lt Hill, staff and cadets prepare to depart for a 3 week overseas expedition to South Africa 2008

  • Chris HOBBS; microlight scholarship.

    During the period 10-25 August 2008 I travelled to RAF Halton in Bucks to undertake a micro light flying scholarship sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

  • The Shackleton Trophy

    Flt Lt Hill, Staff and Cadets are awarded the Shackleton Trophy for the Best Overseas expedition of the Air Cadet Organisation for their 3 week overseas expedition to Peru 2007.

  • Peru 2007

    2007, Flt Lt Hill RAFVR(T) and cadets from the squadron went on an overseas expedition to Peru - later winning the national ACO Shakleton Trophy.

  • George WOOTEN; pilot scholarship

    George Wootten is the first recipient of Cadet Link pilot scholarship - a privately funded ACO pilot scholarship.

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Welling Air Cadets
Annual Inspection 2018

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