The Air Training Corps (ATC) was established in 1941 with King George VI as the Air Commodore-in-Chief. Throughout the Second World War cadets were sent to work on RAF stations to support serving personnel; even handling aircraft. Nowadays the ATC is one of the largest youth organisations in the UK with over 60,000 cadets countrywide. Cadets participate in many activities, including flying, sport, parades, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, camps and first aid. Although the ATC promotes an interest in flying and the Royal Air Force its impact on young people is far wider reaching; building confidence, and encouraging a spirit of adventure, comradeship and good citizenship.
Celebrating 40 Years
2523 (Linton) Squadron was formed on 1st April 1975. It currently has approximately 35 cadets aged between 12-18 years most from Linton and the surrounding villages. The Squadron is close to a number of historic airfields including Debden, Castle Camps and Duxford serving as a reminder of the rich aviation history in the East of England.
2523 (Linton) Squadron has adopted Castle Camps war memorial dedicated to personnel serving at the airfield during the Second World War. Each year the cadets parade there as part of their Remembrance Day activities.