1414 Crowborough Squadron
Air Training Corps
VE Day - 75 Years Video
We are one squadron among the many in the RAF Air Cadets. Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re part of a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years
We're 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. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is also our Honorary Air Commandant!
Our aims are to:
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
And there's one more important thing - it's a lot of fun!
What We Do
Duke of Edinburgh Scheme
What We Do
A new feature on the website is a monthly interview with a current cadet, detailing their experiences and what they enjoy the most. They can be found by following the link below.
Another recently added feature are a set of interviews with ex-cadets about their cadet experience and how it has helped them in their careers
VE Day Flag
8 May 2020
Last month, one of our cadets entered into a competition run by Newton Newton Flags to design a flag for the 75th anniversary of VE Day. She won the competition and a number of flags have been produced in her design!
10 Nov 2019
Yesterday the squadron had 44 cadets on parade, the most we've ever had, to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday. WO Hobbs was parade marshal so the squadron was led by Sqn Ldr Ridley, deputy Wing Commander Sussex Wing.
Presentation Evening 2019
21 Oct 2019
Celebrating a year's worth of achievements at our annual Presentation Evening, welcoming family, friends and sqn supporters as well as Town Mayor Greg Rose and his husband, Wing Commander Helene Gould, OC Sussex Wing, Sqn Ldr Kit Ridley, DepOC Sussex Wing and Air Commodore (Retd) Nick Randle, honorary president of Sussex Wing. Cadets led the evening with an informative presentation showing what the sqn had been involved with for the last year.
Sussex Wing STEM Competition
24 Feb 2020
Tonight 40 cadets had a lesson in STEM with the Sussex Wing Deputy Wing Commander. Going forward they will be designing and building their own model aircraft using 3D printer technology for some of the parts.
A busy month for the squadron
16 Sep 2019
The sqn has had a few busy weekends with successes at the Wing Training Day Aircraft Recognition, modelling and photographic competitions two weeks ago, first place in the Wing Swimming Gala one week ago and then last Saturday supporting Baronsmede's winning float at Crowborough Carnival!
1414 Squadron ATC
To join us, you must be in Year 8 or higher. Please contact us for a free taster of #WhatWeDo and talk to experienced cadets about Air Cadet life.
The Squadron parades on Monday and Thursday evenings between 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Please note that the squadron is currently full and we will be operating a waiting list for any interested prospective cadets.