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ATC Sunday 80th Anniversary

Yesterday was the 80th Anniversary of the founding of the Air Training Corps, which was formed by the Royal Warrant of King George VI on 05 February 1941 to prepare young men for entry into the Royal Air Force during the Second World War

Now the Air Training Corps as part of the overall organisation of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, includes over 900 Squadrons, with an estimated membership of more than 32,000 Cadets and 10,000 Adult Staff Volunteers, and is open to all young people ages 12 (Year 8) to 18. The organisation offers the opportunity for Cadets to experience many activities including Flying and Gliding, Adventure Training, Target Shooting, Sport, Music, First Aid, Leadership, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, BTEC Qualifications, visits, and camps to active RAF Stations across the UK and much more.

Unfortunately, this year due to the current lockdown and government rulings we will not be able to parade in commemoration of this momentous occasion. Instead, we will be celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the ATC in as grand a manner as we can arrange, with a pre-recorded virtual commemoration service being held on our Wing YouTube Channel on Sunday 07 February.


As well as our virtual service, it has also kindly been arranged by Liverpool City Council for several buildings of significance in Liverpool to be lit in light blue to mark the day. This will take place on Friday evening through to the early hours of Saturday 06 February, to include the Cunard Building, St. Georges Hall and the Town Hall, which were bathed in blue light to celebrate our 80 years of service.

Liverpool Council Support

Thank you to Cllr Anna Rothery Lord Mayor of Liverpool for your kind letter and helping us celebrate our 80th Anniversary by lighting up the Town Hall, St. George’s Hall and other Liverpool Civic buildings.

Liverpool Town Hall
St. George's Hall
Cunard Building

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