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The Air Training Corps is a national organisation for young people aged 13 to 20. Sometimes referred to as the Air Cadets or Air Cadet Organization (ACO), the ATC promotes the following aims:

  • To encourage a practical interest in aviation and the RAF
  • To provide training that will be useful within the ATC and in civilian life
  • To foster a spirit of adventure while developing qualities of leadership and citizenship

The ATC was formed on the 5th of February, 1941 and now has just under 1,000 squadrons, which is divided into 6 Regions, each containing 6 Wings; 633 (West Swindon) Squadron is part of the Dorset and Wiltshire Wing in the South West Region.

More information about the Air Cadets visit the ATC HQ site at www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/
South West Regional information can be found here, while more local Wing information is on the Dorset & Wilts website.

Other squadrons in the Swindon area are:

  • 1244 (Swindon)
  • 878 (Highworth)
  • 2003 (Stratton)
  • 2491 (Lyneham)

Contact details for all ATC Squadrons can be found in the 'find a squadron' section on the Air Cadets website.

Who's Who in the ATC

Wing Commander V Toth - OC Dorset & Wilts Wing:

Wing Commander Toth is the Commander of the Dorset & Wiltshire Wing. Pictures of our current Wing Commander are on their way shortly.

Group Captain Mike Remlinger - OC South West Region:

Group Captain Remlinger is Commandant of the South West Region which comprises of 6 Wings including Dorset & Wilts.

Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty - OC Air Cadets 

Air Commodore McCafferty assumed command of the Air Cadet Organisation in July 2012. She left active RAF service in 2006 but remains a full-time reservist. She has also been heavily involved with the RAF Association and RAF Families Federation.


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