2015 | The Air Cadet Organisation


The RAF Air Cadets aims 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, and encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.


12/16/2015 – Catherine Becomes Patron Of The RAF Air Cadets – The Duchess of Cambridge will become the patron of the RAF Air Cadets – a role she has taken on from the Duke of Edinburgh. This is her first royal role with an official link to the armed forces and the first time she has taken over a patronage role from another royal.

02/07/2016 – Marking the 75th Anniversary of RAF Air Cadets – In her first engagement as Honorary Air Commandant of The Air Cadet Organisation, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the 75th Anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets at St Clement Danes Church in London, England. During the reception The Duchess introduced herself as their new Patron and met with cadets, veterans and volunteers.

07/08/2016 – Visiting The Royal International Air Tattoo – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge , and Prince George of Cambridge visited the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Fairford, England. The Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military air show, and last year featured 247 aircraft from 19 nations. During their visit the family spent time viewing the Squirrel helicopter, which is the same aircraft the Duke trained in when he was based at RAF Shawbury in 2009. Catherine also met with cadets.

02/14/2017 – Visiting The RAF Air Cadets At RAF Wittering – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visited the RAF Air Cadets at RAF Wittering in Stamford, England. During her visit she sat behind the controls of a training aircraft, participated in a personal development training session, and met with current air cadets. She also tried her hand at the flight training simulator.