So what's this all about?
301 Squadron is the Bury St Edmunds detachment of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets. The Squadron has been in the town since the inception of the Air Cadet Organisation in 1941, almost eighty years ago.
The original aim was - and still is - to develop a practical interest in aviation amongst young men and woman as well as fostering the spirit of adventure.
Hand in hand with this is an ongoing commitment to develop personal organisation, discipline and leadership skills that will be useful in later life, be that military or civilian. All cadets are given the opportunity to engage in fun and exciting activities including flying, shooting, on-base camps, sports and Duke of Edinburgh. Cadets can join from twelve years old and remain until their twentieth birthday.