Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
At the point of being issued uniform to the point of return, cadet subscriptions are to be paid. The current rate is paid in two payments of £60 each year. Activities, camps and courses that are attended may have an associated cost but are usually subsidised to keep costs as low as possible for the cadets.
Who can join?
Young people from the age of 12 years old (and in year 8 at school) up to 17 years old can join our squadron. Those that join before their 17th birthday can stay in the organisation until their 20th birthday.
How often do you meet?
The squadron meets twice a week on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.30pm, although you’ll often find that weekend activities are also run for cadets to attend.
Do I have to buy my own uniform?
Cadets wear three sets of uniform: Working Blues, Wedgewood Blues and PCS-MTP. Cadets are issued with Working Blue and Wedgewood Blue uniform, so you’ll have to purchase your own set of PCS-MTP uniform, as well as a pair of Parade Shoes and Boots – but we’ll help you sort that out.