What We Do
Who we are
1094 (Ely) Squadron is one of thirty squadrons in Bedfordshire and Cambridgshire Wing, Air Training Corps. We are located in Ely, Cambridgeshire on the grounds of the former Royal Air Force hospital, Ely. As a squadron, we seek to deliver the aims of the ATC:
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
Are YOU ready for a challenge?
FLYING & GLIDING
Duke of Endinbrugh
DRILL AND CEREMONIAL
As a cadet, you can be provided with opportunities that some would dream about. We provide opportunities such as aviation activities, camps, base visits, shooting, drill, adventure training and so much more! As well as this, you can go on one of many annual camps held throughout the year that cadets thoroughly enjoy, which can consist of rare opportunities to spend time on RAF stations and other military establishments in and around the U.K. or even overseas! We provide an environment that is not just enjoyable for young people today, but one that will provide them with leadership, and life skills that can be taken anywhere after time with the corps.
Below is some extra information about the key opportunities we can provide.
We allow cadets the opportunity to take on the role of a rank if they prove themselves to be capable of it. This is done by mirroring the rank structure of our parent, the Royal Air Force. This helps teach cadets respect, discipline and leadership skills.
AIR TRAINING CORPS' RANK STRUCTURE:
Corporal (needs to have a bronze DofE)
~ Sergeant (needs to have a sliver DofE)
~ Flight Sergeant (needs to have gold DofE)
Cadet Warrant Officer (18 and over)
Each rank has different requirements and cadets get the chance to show they have what it takes to move up through them. The fact the cadets get the chance to take on leadership roles such as these helps build vital skills of both being a leader and working in a team that are very useful for later life.
All ATC Squadrons must have a Civilian Management Committee of no fewer than 5 people, and 1094 has a hard working CIVCOM team made up of enthusiastic supporters and including cadets parents. The purpose of CIVCOM is to assist with the non-RAF control of the ATC squadron, so this includes important things such as fundraising and recruitment. The CIVCOM also helps out with activities such as catering for our annual Sector and Wing Field days. To join the CIVCOM, speak to one of our members or attend a meeting.