This year the Air Training Corps is 75 years old and there will be several events and activities to mark this notable anniversary.

The first for us is the Beds & Cambs Wing parade & service to be held in Ely Cathedral on 7 Feb 16.  Other planned events are:

Woodland Trust Tree Planting in each region Discussions to create a legacy for the environment
ATC 75 Torch Relay John O’Groates to Land’s End Finish at Land’s End so torch and log of the journey can be deposited in the museum
Cross Channel Relay Swim Two teams of eight swimmers per team to swim under Channel swimming rules to ensure recognition upon completion
Aerospace Camp at RAF Syerston Practise camp enrolled this year, with a project team established or 2016
Flagship Parade at RAF Cranwell and Music-on-the-Orange Plans underway, preceded by drill and ceremonial for over 300 cadets. Staging, potential flypast and soloists
Sports Challenge A series of physical tests that are easy to administer
Time Capsule To be buried outside HQAC and opened on the ATC 100th anniversary in 2041
Commemorative Coin Awaiting confirmation from the Royal Mint
Sponsorship – RAF Cadet Development Trust Target of £5m being explored
RIAT 16/ Farnborough 16 RIAT has agreed to devote one day to ‘youth’ and ATC 75
RAF Museum Displays Charting the history of the ATC from 1941 to present day. Supporting material to include display cases, display items and to a 3 to 5 minute DVD on a loop.