About the Royal Air Force Air Cadets
The Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC), formerly known as the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO), is a youth organisation sponsored by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Royal Air Force (RAF). It is open to all members of the community aged between 13 and 18 and as of 1st April 2014, there were 42,280 Cadets registered to the organisation. The RAFAC is made up of two branches: the ATC (Air Training Corps) and the CCF(RAF) (Combined Cadet Force (RAF)). To date, there are currently 1009 ATC Squadrons and 200 CCF(RAF) Sections spread across the UK, meaning that the vast majority of teenagers have the chance to ‘join the ranks’, should they wish.
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