Join Us

These pages contain useful information and contact details for potential new recruits. Feel free to ask us anything you may be unsure about, no matter how big or small!

We take new cadets on the first Tuesday of March and October each year, unless advertised otherwise.  These evenings start at 7:30PM.  Our minimum age is school year 8 for March recruitments and year 9 for October.

More recently, we are recruiting earlier in the month of February, to avoid some key school dates later in the Entry.  Due to numbers and staff availability, October recruitments are currently on hold.

We will next be recruiting on the 4th of February 2025.

Numbers will be limited, you must register your interest to be added to our waiting list, no “walk-ins” can be accommodated, including siblings of current cadets, as we maintain a priority list of enquiries received.

The first night will be an introduction and tour of the Squadron, new cadets will get the chance to meet other new recruits as well! We do ask that parents/guardians attend also, as there is a lot of useful information pass on.

If you cannot attend the introduction night, don’t worry! We will still be accepting new cadets for two weeks after this date.

Please complete the form below to register your details with us and ask any questions.  Please provide your date of birth, so we can ensure you are old enough to join.  Our FAQ page has further information.

    First Name (required)

    Last Name (required)

    Email Address (required)

    Your Mobile (so we can send an additional reminder with joining info)

    Date Of Birth (required, useful so we know when you will be able to join us!)

    Message / Other Information (see note)

    Due to high numbers of enquiries, you must reply to confirm your place nearer the start of the recruitment date. Therefore, you may wish to provide additional email addresses / mobile numbers to us. All available email addresses and mobile numbers will be contacted to ensure this message is received. We cannot offer places if a reply is not received, or is received late.

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    If you have any issues with this contact form, please contact us on instead.

    In the meantime, visit our FAQ and Training pages, to find our more about the Squadron and take a look at our YouTube and Twitter pages, to see what the Squadron has been up to recently.

    For a taster of the activities cadets take part in over their time with 146 Squadron, please see our latest recruitment video at the top of the page. All footage is on Northwich cadets and the video was created by cadets from Northwich Squadron as well! An example of the activities we have been involved in can be seen in the “year in review” video, adventure training camp video and selection of photos below:

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