About Us

We are 1227 (Sidcup) Squadron Air Training Corps.

Commanding the Squadron is currently Flight Sergeant (ATC) Kelly Peters. The squadron reports into Kent Wing, which in turn operates under the London and South East Region, one of six UK Air Cadet Regions.

The ATC is an organisation born during 1941 to give guidance and training to young people in leadership and good citizenship, along with promoting an interest in aviation and in the RAF. 1227 (Sidcup) Sqn was founded on 14th March 1941. Throughout its history, the Sqn has moved all around Chislehurst and Sidcup and seen thousands of cadets pass through, building up their character and giving them useful skills to use in life, whether they go on to join the services, or lead a civilian life. 

Today, we are one of the largest of 34 squadrons in Kent and meet in our newly constructed building, located on Old Farm Road East, Sidcup. We have around 60 cadets on role and continue to participate in a number of activities. We pride ourselves in having always been a very successful squadron with an extremely positive and encouraging ethos and atmosphere.

Take a look around the site to see what sort of thing we get up to.