2121 (Abingdon) Squadron

Welcome to 2121 (Abingdon) Squadron RAF Air Cadets, otherwise known as Abingdon Air Cadets. Located on the outskirts of Dalton Barracks (the old RAF Abingdon airbase) the Squadron attracts cadets and adult volunteers from the surrounding villages of Shippon, Wootton, Cumnor, Marcham and the town of Abingdon itself to name a few.

The Air Cadets offers its members a wide range of exciting and unique activities which are designed to challenge and develop the cadets. From Flying and Gliding to Adventure Training there is an activity to meet a wide range of interests. The Air Cadets also offers a range of qualifications such as BTEC’s in Aviation Studies and Music which can be achieved by participating in our Squadron.

As a cadet you will also experience what life is like in the Royal Air Force by attending residential visits and courses on RAF Stations throughout the UK. There is no obligation to join the RAF if you are a cadet, however many ex-cadets do go on to join the Armed Services.

The Air Cadets is supported by a framework of volunteers who assist in a variety of jobs, from training on a parade night to running activity weekends such as Duke of Edinburgh expeditions or range days. Adults involved in working with cadets are DBS cleared and given training before undertaking any activities.

Latest News for: 2121

Wing Drill Day

Over 100 cadets from around Thames Valley Wing attended a wing drill day.

Wing Warrant Officer, WO Uzzell said:

This activity brings resources and instructors together to provide drill training and a taster of different forms of drill for the whole Wing

Successful first Initial Weapons Training of the year

This weekend at RAF Benson Cadets from across Thames Valley Wing met for the first session of a year-long programme of initial weapons training and live fire. 15 cadets left with a trained shot badge and a further 2 gained the marksman badge. Our next session is planned for March with details already available through Cadet Portal.