About 1360 Squadron
1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron, Air Training Corps, has been established in the local community since the early 1941 and over its successful history young people from the surrounding area have passed through its doors and worn the uniform of the organisation with pride.
One thing that is guaranteed to those who are currently with the Squadron, and those who have taken up the challenge and became an Air Cadet in the past, is that they have all experienced various and exciting activities not available elsewhere. Whether our Cadets are flying or shooting, abseiling or white water rafting, they are all members of an organisation that is dedicated to promoting good citizenship skills and installing a healthy sense of adventure in young people.
1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron is part of the Air Cadet organisation, which Nationwide has a membership of more than 45,000 Cadets and is the youth organisation of the Royal Air Force. The Air Training Corps was founded in 1941 and remains the only youth organisation in the United Kingdom to hold its own Royal Warrant. In the years since its formation the organisation has changed and adapted to remain relevant in an ever changing society, the current membership is testament to the Air Training Corps’ continuing success in achieving this difficult task.
The Squadron is actively committed to supporting the local community in and around Stapleford & Sandiacre. Air Cadets and Staff are always on hand to lend support to the local council and other organisations when it can. The Squadron takes part in the annual Remembrance Day Parade in Stapleford and attends various other civic and charitable events throughout the year.
The Air Cadet organisation offers its members the opportunity to take part in an extensive range of activities ranging from flying and gliding, to sailing, target shooting, skiing, and everything else in between! The Air Training Corps is also the UK’s largest provider of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, with Cadets regularly achieving the Gold Award. Air Cadets are given the opportunity to take part in all types of sporting activities, for fun, and at both regional and national competitive level. As a Cadet, young people can expect to be given the best opportunities on offer, and all in a safe and comfortable environment.
1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron always welcomes new members into its ranks and anyone who is interested in joining the Air Training Corps is encouraged to visit the Squadron Headquarters on a Monday or Thursday evening during our parade times. Staff and Cadets will be pleased to give you an insight into the Air Cadet organisation. If you’re aged between 12 and 17, want to take up the challenge and become an Air Cadet, join us at 1360 Squadron and do something exciting with your spare time.