Welcome to No 1 Welsh Wing

We are one of 36 Royal Air Force Air Cadets wings that are located across the United Kingdom. There are 22 squadrons across South-East Wales that you can join, from Brecon to Barry and all the way from Pontyclun to Caldicot.

Who are we

If you're aged between 12 (Year 8) and 17 then why not join us now!

We guarantee that you won't find the incredible combination of adventure, opportunity and fun that Air Cadets offers anywhere else. Cadets and adult volunteers all gain the same second-to-none experience where you can make lasting friendships and build upon your confidence, skills and achievements.

If you're aged over 20 then you can volunteer with us as a member of Staff!

If you're aged over 20 you can also volunteer. That's it. No need for military experience or any form of previous training - we'll take care of that. We're just looking for suitable, enthusiastic individuals to help our cadets get the most from their time with us. The benefits of being a part of the RAFAC are the same for volunteers as for cadets - the opportunity to do lots of exciting activities and develop personal skills and talents. As a volunteer this is free to you!


Take part in extraordinary experiences that you would never get to do otherwise.

Flying and Gliding

Learn to fly in our powered and glider aircraft as well as training on our state-of-the-art simulators. There's also opportunities to fly in RAF and NATO aircraft!

Adventure Training

Take part and explore the outdoors in adventurous activities such as rock climbing, gorge walking, white-water rafting, mountaineering, cycling and skiing to name a few!


Develop your marksmanship skills and progress to compete in national and international competitions. Cadets and staff can take part in archery, clay pigeon, air rifle, long rifle and semi-automatic rifle shooting.


Learn new skills and qualifications including a BTEC Level 2 in Aviation Studies as well as the DofE Award among others.

Coronavirus Notice

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the RAFAC has suspended all face-to-face activities until further notice. Online virtual activities are still taking place for our cadets and staff. You can follow what our squadrons are currently doing online by going to the 'Our Squadrons'section and clicking on the squadrons' social media accounts.