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About the ATC

The Air Training Corps is a national organisation for young people aged 12 (Year 8) 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; 2397 (Devizes) Squadron is part of the Dorset and Wiltshire Wing in the South West Region.

(Follow with photograph and blurb for Wing Commander Toth, Group captain Remlinger and Air Commodore McCafferty).

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