The Royal Air Force Air Cadets is a national cadet force with more than 45,000 members aged 12-19. Sponsored by the Royal Air Force (RAF), we can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do.
Established in 1950 as 2247 (County of Flint) Squadron, we originally provided training for young men aspiring to join the RAF - at a time when female cadets were not permitted. We have always been a relatively large unit, reaching a peak of more than 120 cadets in the 1980s - a decade in which we were also named the 'Best Squadron in the Country' as winners of the Sir Allan Lees Trophy.
With a cadet strength of more than fifty supported by a devoted team of nine cadet forces adult volunteers led by Commanding Officer - Flight Lieutenant Dave Horabin - today the Squadron continues to thrive. Having won the No 2 Welsh Wing Drill and Banner competitions in recent years, the Squadron most recently found success by winning overall at the annual Wing Training Day - beating the 20 other Squadrons in the North and Mid Wales area.