Welcome to 136 Squadron

Royal Air Force Air Cadets


The RAF Air Cadet Squadron for the North Cotswolds. Supporting youth to experience and enjoy the world of aviation and community.

What We Do

The Air Cadets have a wide range of activities, skills and experiences which build skills and abilities for life. Go flying, climb mountains, attend public parades and camp out.

Interested in Joining

Interested in seeing what we do and learning more about 136 Sqn? Contact us using the 'Join 136' form or email us with your questions!

Parade Nights

The squadron holds parade nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 19:00 and 21:30 hrs.

Values and Aims of RAF Air Cadets

Respect Integrity Service Excellence

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.

Encourage the spirit of adventure, and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

Cadets demonstrate the aims, objectives and core beliefs of the RAFAC. These form the basis of everything we do and what we are.

Reach for the skies

Promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force

Get Airborne with Gliders and Aircraft

Squadron Life is Busy and Fun

What We Do

Public Events

Cadets and staff take part in multiple Public Parades each year; Battle of Britain, Air Cadets Day, Remembrance Sunday, and more.

Flying & Gliding

Take to the skies of the Cotswolds in a glider, or take a powered flight in a Grob Tutor. Learn the skills and enjoy the experience of flight over Oxfordshire.


Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are key skills and elements of the Cadet Corps Syllabus training through theory and practical activities and sessions.

Community Engagement

Support local organisations, promote community awareness and demonstrate the qualities of a good citizen in the local area. All members of 136 Squadron actively support the North Cotswold area.


Squadron life includes bag packs and other fundraising activities in the local community. All with the aim to support the squadron and associated charities.


Develop skills which build confidence in decision making and team leading through challenges and activities which will grow in to qualifications and skills to support promotion and personal growth.

Field and Camp Craft

Gain skills in cooking and surviving on expeditions and Duke of Edinburgh trips. Have fun on away days and walks with others and build strong frienships.


Cadets work in groups to complete tasks and activities to achieve goals and targets. Teamwork skills are crucial for life in the RAFAC as well as personal life. Learn how to become a key player in a team and support each other to succeed.

History of Flight and the RAF

Cadets complete syllabus training and learning which underpins great experiences within the Air Cadets. This includes subjects such as Principles of Flight, Air Navigation and Military Systems. As Cadets progress through the squadron, they earn the right to teach these subjects and support fellow cadets with their development. Skills which ignite enjoyment of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and fuel careers in amazing industries.

All Cadets in the RAFAC learn about the history of the Air Cadets and the Royal Air Force. Including its role, operations and development of aircraft since 1918. Cadets also learn about the engineering and physics of flight and aircraft design. Demonstrated through activities and flight sim training.

Get in touch



Burford Road,

Chipping Norton


Contact Us

Email : 136@rafac.mod.gov.uk

Tuesday & Thursday: 19:00 – 21:30


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