List of Air Training Corps squadrons

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The Air Training Corps (ATC) is a cadet organisation based in the United Kingdom. It is a voluntary youth group which is part of the Air Cadet Organisation of the Royal Air Force. The ATC is largely composed of individual units known as squadrons. These squadrons are organised into several different Wings, which in turn are organised into six different Regions. Together the Regions make up the Corps.

Headquarters Air Cadets (HQAC) is located at Royal Air Force College Cranwell, Lincolnshire and headed by Commandant Air Cadets Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty.

Founder Squadrons and Detached Flights[edit]

The first 50 squadrons formed have their squadron numbers followed by an F to show they are "founder" squadrons (e.g. No 42F (King's Lynn) Squadron). Only 30 are still in existence, as the other 20 have disbanded over time. Founder Squadrons that have reformed after being disbanded do not retain the F status.

In towns not large enough to sustain a squadron of 30 cadets, or as a supplement to an existing squadron in a larger town or city, a Detached Flight may be formed. This operates much like any other unit, but is technically a component part of a nearby larger squadron. There are currently approximately 48 Detached Flights, denoted by the letters "DF" after a squadron number.

Central & East Region[edit]

Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Cambridge Army Reserve Centre

Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire Wing[edit]

Wing HQ RAF Halton

Norfolk & Suffolk Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Norwich

South & East Midlands Wing[edit]

Wing HQ RAF Wittering

Trent Wing[edit]

Wing HQ RAF Digby

Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Coventry (Army Reserve Centre Canley)

London & South East Region (LaSER)[edit]

Region HQ RAF Northolt

Essex Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Carver Barracks (formerly RAF Debden)

Kent Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Maidstone

London Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Victoria

Middlesex Wing[edit]

Wing HQ RAF Northolt

Surrey Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Wimbledon

Sussex Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Seaford

North Region[edit]

Region HQ RAF Linton-on-Ouse

Central & East Yorkshire Wing[edit]

Wing HQ RAF Linton-on-Ouse

Cumbria & Lancashire Wing[edit]

Durham & Northumberland Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Knightsbridge, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne

Greater Manchester Wing[edit]

South & West Yorkshire Wing[edit]

South West Region[edit]

Region HQ Devizes

Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing[edit]

Wing HQ RAF Quedgeley
  • 37 (Frampton Cotterell)
  • 93 (City of Bath)
    93DF (Colerne)
  • 125 (Cheltenham)
  • 181 (City of Gloucester)
  • 186 (Newent)
  • 614 (Lydney)
  • 649 (Dursley)
  • 785 (Tewkesbury)
  • 1245 (Cirencester)
  • 1329 (Stroud)
    1329DF (Tetbury)
  • 1446 (Clevedon)
  • 1860 (East Bristol)
  • 2002 (Kingswood)
  • 2124 (Bristol Airport)
  • 2146 (South East Bristol)
  • 2152 (North Bristol)
    2152DF (Downend)
  • 2322 (Dowty)
  • 2328 (Bishops Cleeve)
  • 2342 (Innsworth)
  • 2386 (Keynsham)
  • 2392 (Thornbury)
  • 2419 (Quedgeley)
  • 2442 (Westbury-on-Trym)
  • 2467 (Nailsea)
  • 2494 (Portishead)
  • 2509 (Chipping Sodbury)

Devon & Somerset Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Wyvern Barracks
  • 13 (City of Exeter)
  • 20 (Bideford)
  • 41F (Taunton)
    41DF (Wellington)
  • 65 (Bridgwater)
  • 200 (Torquay Grammar School)
    200DF (Brixham)
  • 290 (Weston-Super-Mare)
    290DF (Burnham and Highbridge) formally 2302 Sqn & 65 DF
  • 299 (Exmouth)
  • 326 (Hartland)
  • 421 (Totnes)
    421DF (Dartmouth) (formerly 2380 Dartmouth)
  • 722 (Chivenor)
  • 914 (Glastonbury / Street)
  • 1013 (Minehead)
  • 1031 (Frome)
  • 1032 (Yeovil)
    1032DF (Castle Cary) (Formally 2277 Castle Cary & Wincanton)
  • 1064 (Honiton)
  • 1079 (Tiverton)
  • 1146 (Barnstaple)
  • 1182 (Shepton Mallet)
  • 1322 (Newton Abbot)
  • 1955 (City of Wells)
  • 2019 (Sidmouth)
  • 2282 (Somer)
  • 2381 (Ilminster)
  • 2401 (Dawlish School)
    2401DF (Teignmouth)
  • 2469 (Exeter St Thomas)
    2469DF (Crediton)

Dorset & Wiltshire Wing[edit]

Wing HQ MoD Boscombe Down
  • 7 Overseas (Jersey)
  • 68 (Westbury)
  • 130 (Bournemouth)
  • 149 (Poole)
  • 171 (Christchurch)
  • 201 Overseas (Guernsey)
  • 633 (West Swindon)
  • 874 (Sherbourne)
  • 878 (Highworth)
  • 932 (Gillingham & Shaftesbury) disbanded 2015
  • 992 (Malmesbury)
  • 1010 (Salisbury)
  • 1011 (Amesbury)
  • 1069 (Flight Refuelling Wimborne)
  • 1244 (Swindon)
  • 1304 (Chippenham)
    1304DF (Rudloe Manor)
  • 1606 (Weymouth)
    1606DF (Bridport) disbanded in 2011
  • 1995 (Bradford-on-Avon)
  • 2003 (Stratton) disbanded in 2016
  • 2182 (Dorchester)
  • 2185 (Wareham)
    2185DF (Swanage)
  • 2189 (Calne)
  • 2196 (Trowbridge)
  • 2238 (Warminster)
  • 2293 (Marlborough)
  • 2340 (Blandford Forum)
  • 2358 (Ferndown)
  • 2385 (Melksham)
  • 2391 (Parkstone)
  • 2397 (Devizes)
  • 2491 (Lyneham)

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wing[edit]

  • 413 (Aldershot)
  • 424 (Southampton)
  • 443 (Basingstoke)
  • 457 (Farnborough)
  • 1024 (Isle of Wight)
    1024DF (Sandown)
  • 1098 (Gosport)
  • 1105 (City of Winchester)
  • 1189 (Portsmouth)
  • 1213 (Andover)
  • 1216 (Eastleigh)
  • 1308 (New Forest)
  • 1350 (Fareham & District)
    1350DF (Portchester)
  • 1391 (Romsey)
  • 1827 (Odiham)
  • 1927 (Petersfield)
  • 613 (Alton)
  • 2260 (Waterlooville)
  • 2327 (Havant)
  • 2407 (Yateley & Eversley)
  • 2412 (Bordon)
  • 2428 (Hedge End)
  • 2495 (Hythe)
  • 2498 (Totton)
  • 2515 (Ringwood & Fordingbridge)

Plymouth & Cornwall Wing[edit]

Wing HQ RAF St Mawgan
  • 3 (Helston) formerly 1157DF
  • 77 (Redruth)
  • 147 (Camborne & District)
  • 169 (St Blazey)
  • 197 (Devonport)
  • 335 (Saltash)
  • 339 (South Dartmoor)
  • 730 (City of Truro)
  • 781 (Newquay)
  • 1157 (Falmouth & District)
  • 1225 (St Austell & District)
  • 1387 (Liskeard)
  • 1876 (Kingsbridge)
  • 1900 (West Cornwall)
  • 1942 (Wadebridge)
  • 2171 (5th Plymouth)
  • 2174 (North Plymouth)
  • 2309 (University of Plymouth)
  • 2312 (Tavistock)
  • 2339 (Plymstock / Mountbatten)
  • 2377 (Plympton)
  • 2443 (Okehampton)
  • 2533 (Bodmin)

Thames Valley Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Edward Brooks Barracks (EBB)
  • 136 (Chipping Norton)
  • 150 (City of Oxford)
  • 153 (Slough)
  • 155 (Maidenhead)
  • 211 (Newbury)
  • 381 (Reading)
  • 447 (Henley)
  • 459 (Windsor)
  • 594 (Thame)
  • 966 (Wallingford)
  • 1116 (Woodley)
  • 1315 (Kidlington)
  • 1460 (Banbury) (formerly 25F)
  • 1861 (Wantage)
  • 1996 (Earley)
  • 2120 (Witney)
  • 2121 (Abingdon)
  • 2210 (Cowley)
  • 2211 (Bracknell)
  • 2267 (Brize Norton)
  • 2402 (Burghfield)
  • 2403 (Aldermaston)
  • 2410 (Didcot)
  • 2424 (Langley)
  • 2477 (Britwell)
  • 2499 (Wokingham)
  • 2507 (Bicester)

Wales & West Region[edit]

Region HQ RAF Cosford[edit]

Staffordshire Wing[edit]

Wing HQ RAF Cosford
  • 60 (Leek)
  • 95 (Crewe)
  • 100 (Nantwich)
  • 196 (Walsall)
  • 230 (Congleton)
  • 235 (City of Stoke-on-Trent)
  • 238 (Hartshill)
  • 239 (Longton)
  • 240 (Darlaston)
  • 351 (Burton-on-Trent)
  • 395 (Stafford)
  • 425 (Aldridge)
  • 435 (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
  • 481 (West Bromwich)
  • 888 (Oldbury)
  • 1046 (Fordhouses)
  • 1047 (City of Wolverhampton)
  • 1122 (Marmion)
  • 1200 (Polesworth)
  • 1206 (Mercian)
  • 1290 (Wednesfield)
  • 1444 (Brownhills)
  • 1871 (Rugeley)
  • 1873 (Sandbach)
  • 2078 (Boscobel)
  • 2132 (Sedgley)
  • 2151 (Biddulph)
  • 2352 (Stone)
  • 2415 (Penkridge)
  • 2493 (Alsager)
  • 2517 (Buxton)

Merseyside Wing[edit]

Wing HQ RAF Woodvale
  • 7F (1st City of Liverpool)
  • 90 (Speke)
  • 146 (Northwich)
  • 273 (Wallasey)
  • 281 (Southport)
  • 306 (Runcorn)
  • 310 (Widnes)
  • 400 (Birkenhead)
  • 440 (1st Manx)
  • 472 (Hoylake)
  • 610 (City of Chester)
  • 611 (Woodvale)
  • 969 (St Helens)
  • 1026 (Ormskirk)
  • 1074 (Ellesmere Port)
  • 1123 (Hooton Park)
  • 1128 (Crosby)
  • 1175 (Prenton)
  • 1438 (Prescot)
  • 1439 (Skelmersdale)
  • 1908 (Bootle)
  • 1913 (Knotty Ash)
  • 1982 (Huyton)
  • 2184 (Upton)
  • 2275 (Walton)
  • 2348 (Maghull)
  • 2359 (Woolton)
  • 2369 (Kirkby)
  • 2375 (Neston)

West Mercian Wing[edit]

Wing HQ RAF Cosford

Number 1 Welsh Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Maindy Barracks, Cardiff
  • 30F (City of Llandaff) formally Cardiff
  • 210 (1st Monmouth)
  • 212 (Risca)
  • 254 (Aberdare)
  • 275 (Nantyglo & Blaina)
  • 277 (Blackwood)
  • 372 (Barry)
  • 415 (Merthyr Tydfil)
  • 1004 (Pontypridd)
  • 1148 (Penarth)
  • 1158 (Ebbw Vale)
  • 1223 (Caerphilly)
  • 1344 (Cardiff) formally Maindy
  • 1367 (Caerleon)
  • 2012 (Caldicot)
  • 2077 (Pontyclun)
  • 2167 (Tredegar)
  • 2213 (Rumney)
  • 2300 (St Athan)
  • 2308 (Cwmbran)
  • 2353 (Ystrad Mynach)
  • 2423 (Rhondda Squadron) formally Treorchy (Closed in 2016, but ongoing effort to re-open the unit[1])
  • 2478 (Abergavenny)

Number 2 Welsh Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Queensferry TA Centre
  • 271 (Colwyn Bay)
  • 418 (Aberconwy)
  • 579 (Llandrindod Wells)
    579DF (Knighton) (closed 2016)
  • 856 (Chirk)
  • 1251 (Berwyn)
  • 1286 (Denbigh) (closed - 2010)
  • 1310 (Eryri)
  • 1340 (Rhyl)
  • 1378 (Mold)
  • 1465 (Gwynedd)
  • 1557 (Friars School)
  • 1918 (Ruthin)
  • 2046 (North Meirionydd) (closed - 2005)
  • 2193 (Prestatyn)
  • 2247 (Hawarden)
  • 2279 (Wrexham)
  • 2378 (Cybi)
  • 2416 (Newtown)
  • 2445 (Ardudwy)
  • 2474 (Cefni)
  • 2480 (Holywell)
  • 2518 (Flint)
  • 2364 (Welshpool)

Number 3 Welsh Wing[edit]

Wing HQ The Grange, Swansea
  • 215 (City of Swansea)
  • 293 (Cowbridge)
  • 334 (Neath)
    334DF (Brynamman) (formerly 1455, 2475DF and 1358DF)
  • 360 (Llwchwr)
  • 499 (Port Talbot)
  • 561 (Ardwyn, Aberystwyth & District)
  • 621 (Carmarthen)
  • 631 (Maesteg)
  • 948 (Haverfordwest and City of St Davids)
  • 1054 (Llanelli)
  • 1092 (Bridgend)
  • 1284 (Tenby)
  • 1358 (Pontardawe) & Also DF Sqd of 1455
  • 1429 (Cardigan & Aberporth)
  • 1574 (Pembroke)
  • 1998 (West Cross)
  • 2117 (Kenfig Hill)
  • 2227 (Mid Gwendraeth)
  • 2318 (Aberkenfig)
  • 2347 (Porthcawl)
  • 2420 (Whitland & District)
  • 2426 (Pencoed & District)
  • 2475 (Ammanford)

Scotland & Northern Ireland Region[edit]

Region HQ RAF Leuchars

Highland Wing[edit]

Wing HQ RAF Lossiemouth, Moray

North East Scotland Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Gordon Barracks, Aberdeen
  • 102 (Aberdeen Airport)
  • 107 (Aberdeen)
  • 865 (Portlethen)
  • 875 (Westhill)
  • 877 (Inverurie)
  • 1295 (Peterhead)
  • 1296 (Turriff)
  • 1297 (Stonehaven)
  • 1298 (Huntly)
  • 1383 (Fraserburgh)
  • 1990 (Ellon)
  • 2231 (Forfar)
  • 2288 (Montrose)
  • 2365 (Brechin)
  • 2367 (Banchory)
  • 2422 (Arbroath)
  • 2449 (Carnoustie)
  • 2489 (Bridge of Don)

South East Scotland Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Leuchars Station

West Scotland Wing[edit]

Northern Ireland Wing[edit]

Wing HQ Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station Aldergrove
  • 72 (Omagh)
  • 806 (Larne)
  • 814 (Portadown College)
  • 817 (Lisburn)
  • 825 (Bangor)
  • 833 (Antrim)
  • 1134 (West Belfast)
  • 1136 (South Belfast)
  • 1137 (East Belfast)
  • 1919 (Newtownabbey)
  • 2004 (Ballynahinch)
  • 2062 (Carrickfergus)
  • 2178 (Holywood)
  • 2241 (Regent House School)
  • 2349 (Ballymena)
  • 2350 (Coleraine)

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