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ACP 42: Staff Cadet Interview. Lesson 1. Chapter 1. Corps Structure – Higher Organization. Corps – Higher Organization Aims. By the end of this chapter, the student should be able to: State the various levels within the Corps organization, including the number at each level

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Acp 42 staff cadet interview

ACP 42: Staff Cadet Interview

Lesson 1

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

ACP 42 Staff Cadet Interview


Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Corps Structure – Higher Organization

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

ACP 42 Staff Cadet Interview


Corps higher organization aims

Corps – Higher OrganizationAims

By the end of this chapter, the student should be able to:

  • State the various levels within the Corps organization, including the number at each level

  • Recall the ranks at the various levels, and where their establishments are listed

  • Know the names of key ATC personnel, including the Wing Commander, Wing Staff Officers, Regional Commandant and Commandant Air Cadets

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

ACP 42 Staff Cadet Interview


Corps higher organization squadrons

Corps – Higher OrganizationSquadrons

  • Base foundation of the Corps

    • 922 Squadrons (Feb 99)

    • 79 Detached Flights (Feb 99)

  • Each Squadron is self-controlled

    • Controlled by Sqn Staff, helped by committee and local citizens

    • Ordered within framework of the Corps

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization squadron types

Corps – Higher OrganizationSquadron Types

  • ‘Open Squadron’

    • Open to any eligible young person selected by Squadron Commander

  • ‘School Squadron’

    • Only open to pupils and former pupils

      Many more ‘Open’ than ‘School’ Squadrons

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization squadron name

Corps – Higher OrganizationSquadron Name

  • Each squadron has a number and the name of the town/community it belongs to

    • 722 (Chivenor) Squadron

  • Founder squadrons also display ‘F’ after the number

    • First 50 squadrons formed in the ADCC

    • 41F (Taunton) Squadron

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Corps higher organization squadron staff establishment

Corps – Higher OrganizationSquadron Staff Establishment

  • ‘Establishment’ is the number of Staff that may be appointed to run a Squadron/DF

  • ACP 20B – ACAI 101

    • ACAI = Air Cadet Administrative Instruction

  • May not normally be exceeded

  • Establishment may be adjusted after 3 reporting periods at new squadron strength

    • 1 period = 3 months

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

ACP 42 Staff Cadet Interview


Corps higher organization cadet nco establishment

Corps – Higher OrganizationCadet NCO Establishment

  • AP 1919 – Para 408

  • Also related to squadron strength

  • ACP 20B – ACAI 224

    • Wing Establishment of CWOs over the amount in AP 1919 Para 408

    • Currently set at 2/3rds of the squadrons in the Wing

    • E.g. Devon & Somerset Wing = 30 Squadrons = 20 Extra CWOs = 50 CWOs in Wing

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization classification establishment

Corps – Higher OrganizationClassification Establishment

  • Not restricted by establishment

  • Numbers based purely on the amount of cadets who have passed the exam at a particular level

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization civilian committee

Corps – Higher OrganizationCivilian Committee

  • Responsible for welfare and recreational activities

  • Administer Squadron funds

  • Raise money for the ‘Non-public’ fund

    • Money not provided by the government

    • Use to fund activities outside the training programme

  • Usually made up of people with business sense or people of local eminence

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization squadron chaplain

Corps – Higher OrganizationSquadron Chaplain

  • Appointed by Squadron Commander, in consultation with Civilian Committee

  • Chaplains are encouraged to meet the cadets and take part within the training programme

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization wings

Corps – Higher OrganizationWings

  • Groups of Squadrons are arranged into Wings

  • 36 Wings in the Corps

  • Commanded by Wing Commander

    • Wing Commander RAFVR(T)

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization wing professional staff

Corps – Higher OrganizationWing Professional Staff

  • Responsible for Administrative Duties

  • Headed by Wing Administration Officer

    • Squadron Leader RAFR

  • Establishment

    • Detailed on ‘Local Unit Establishment’ form (LUE), held at HQ Air Cadets

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization wing staff

Corps – Higher OrganizationWing Staff

  • Responsible for general standards in Wing

  • RAFVR(T) Officers

    • Flight Lieutenant or Squadron Leader

  • Establishment

    • AP 1919, Chapter 2

  • Wing Committee

  • Wing Chaplain

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization regions

Corps – Higher OrganizationRegions

  • Groups of Wings are arranged into Regions

  • 6 Regions in the Corps

  • Commanded by Regional Commandant

    • Retired RAF Officer

    • Group Captain RAFR

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization regional staff

Corps – Higher OrganizationRegional Staff

  • Small professional staff

    • Establishment on the HQ Air Cadets LUE

  • Regional Staff

    • RAFVR(T) Officers, responsible for various regional responsibilities (e.g. PRO)

  • Regional Council

    • Headed by Regional Chairman

  • Regional Chaplain

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization headquarters air cadets hqac

Corps – Higher OrganizationHeadquarters Air Cadets (HQAC)

  • Headed by Commandant Air Cadets

    • Serving Air Commodore RAF

  • Chief of Staff

    • Retired RAF Officer

    • Group Captain RAFR

  • Staff of Professionals

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Corps higher organization above hqac

Corps – Higher OrganizationAbove HQAC

  • RAFC Cranwell

    • Commanded by Air Officer Commanding and Commandant

      • Serving Air Vice-Marshal RAF

  • HQ RAF Personnel & Training Command (HQ PTC)

  • Air Force Board of the Defence Council

  • MOD

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization air commodore in chief

Corps- Higher OrganizationAir Commodore-In-Chief

  • Air Training Corps Established by Royal Warrant on 5th February 1941

  • King George VI was the first AC-I-C

  • Royal Warrant last amended in 1967

    • Current wording in ACP 20A – ACTI 1

      • ACTI = Air Cadet Training Instruction

  • Marshal of the RAF, HRH Duke of Edinburgh is the current AC-I-C

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Corps higher organization conclusion

Corps – Higher OrganizationConclusion

  • Structure

    • Top level – integrated into RAF

    • Bottom level – run by volunteers

  • Establishment

    • Needs to be set out in a structure where there is a permanent job to be done

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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Corps higher organization review of aims

Corps – Higher OrganizationReview of Aims

By the end of this chapter, the student should be able to:

  • State the various levels within the Corps organization, including the number at each level

  • Recall the ranks at the various levels, and where their establishments are listed

  • Know the names of key ATC personnel, including the Wing Commander, Wing Staff Officers, Regional Commandant and Commandant Air Cadets

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

ACP 42 Staff Cadet Interview


Corps higher organization questions

Name the main four levels of the Corps, and the numbers at each level:

What is the rank of the Commandant Air Cadets?

What rank is the Regional Commandant?

Squadrons (922)

Wings (36)

Regions (6)

HQAC (1)

Air Commodore RAF

Group Captain RAFR

Corps – Higher OrganizationQuestions

722 (Chivenor) Squadron ATC

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