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How Much Does it Cost?

Uniform

We ask parents for as little as possible. We provide most of the kit and encourage cadets to be self-sufficient and keep their uniform in good order themselves. Don't be upset if they ask you not to iron their shirt as there is a certain way of doing it and they are encouraged to handle it themselves! However, you are responsible for their uniform, which is valued at around £200 and is issued on loan - it should only be used for air cadet activities and must be returned at the end of their time with us.

Footwear is not included, so shoes or boots will need to be provided. Beyond this, parents' responsibility is mainly for getting sons or daughters to the squadron promptly for meetings and supporting them as they progress. However, any further involvement is always gratefully received.

Funding

All organisations need funding. We are luckier than most as the RAF provide the money for uniforms, premises, flying and several other activities. Each cadet provides a small subscription of £5 a month, which goes towards funding the many activities that they undertake. The Squadron policy is that this is paid montly by standing order, a form for which will be provided when joining the Squadron

National and international camps and expeditions may lead to extra costs - but we will always keep these to a minimum. We want the organisation to be available to everyone and staff are happy to discuss cost-related issues with parents at any time.

Website Updates:
Annual Camp at RAFC Cranwell
Gold DofE
RAF Odiham Families Day
Onboard for Julbilee Flypast
RAF Benson Camp
Gold DofE Expedition - Exmoor
Wing 5-a-side Competition
Region Athletics

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