298 (Hornsea) Squadron is one of 29 Squadrons in Central & East Yorkshire Wing.
The Royal Air Force Air Cadets is a national cadet force with more than 56,000 members aged 12-19. Sponsored by the Royal Air Force, we can give you hands-on experience that will challenge and develop your skills.
Our cadets get the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities including gliding, flying, shooting, DofE, Sports, overseas and UK camps just to name a few.
Do you want to learn new skills, develop as a leader, meet new friends and have a great time whilst doing it? We parade on a Monday and Wednesday at our Squadron Headquaters Pasture Road, Hornsea.
Air Cadets are taught the theory of leadership and practical leadership skills, and are given the opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt.
Throughout the year, cadets get the opportunity to fly in the RAF's Grob Tutor and Vigilant Glider. The cadets get the chance to have "hands on" experience from the first flight.
Promotion to the ranks of Corporal to Flight Sergeant are based on merit and leadership potential. There are no exams to be taken as promotion to these ranks is determined by the Commanding Officer of the squadron.
Cadets are taught how to correctly use radio's to enable them to communicate effectivly, particually while on adventure training camps.
A key part of the cadet experience is your progress through the training syllabus. Set out in stages for you to work through, it enables you to open up more possibilities.
One of the premier events in the Air Cadets' calendar is annual camp where cadets spend a week on one of the RAF stations around the UK - taking part in a full range of cadet activities as well as the opportunity to explore the station.
We are not a recruiting organisation for the RAF but if you're thinking about a Service career, cadet membership will put you ahead of the competition.
Many cadets go on to great success in the RAF (and the other Services). Around 40% of officers and 50% of all aircrew (including pilots, navigators and engineers) in the RAF now are ex-cadets. Research shows that they do better in basic training and stay in the Service longer than their colleagues.