Honorary Air Commandant

Air Cadets' 75th Anniversary Celebrations Begin

Air Cdre McCafferty greets HRH before being introduced to cadets

Air Cdre McCafferty greets HRH before being introduced to cadets

In her first official engagement as Patron of the RAF Air Cadets, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge launched a year of cadet activity to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps (ATC). The Duchess attended a church service at the RAF Church at St Clement Danes, London on ATC Sunday - 7th February - and a reception held nearby at the Royal Courts of Justice.

She met cadets, veterans and adult volunteers at the service and reception having taken over the important role from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh just before Christmas, ending his 63-year association with this world-renowned uniformed youth organisation.