How to join
361 (Gateshead) Squadron
Joining the squadron is easy!
||You must be at least 12 years
old (and in Year 8 at school) and not yet reached your 17th birthday (although once you are a member you can continue as a cadet until you are 20 years of age). |
||Come along on either of our parade (meeting)
nights - Tuesday or Thursday, 1900 hrs to 2130 hrs. (We are open all
year, including school holidays, except for the week between Christmas
and New Year.) Click here to go to our
Contact page where you will find our full address and a link to a map.|
|If your parents or guardians have any
concerns or want to know
more about us, then bring them with you.|
|Bring a friend if you want.|
|We will show you around the squadron and
explain more about our activities.|
|You will be given a consent form, which
will need to be completed by your parent/guardian and returned to the
squadron. The completed form gives permission for you to
participate in activities such as flying, gliding, adventure training, sports,
And that's it!
|Your first few weeks at the squadron
will concentrate on "Basic" training so that you can
progress to "First Class Cadet" level as soon as possible.
(See our Training page for more
|After a few weeks, you will be issued
with a uniform and then the "Sky's the Limit".|
If you are interested in becoming an adult member
of staff, click here.
(If you are not from the Gateshead area,
send us an e-mail by clicking here
and we will put you in touch with a squadron close to where you live.)