Welcome to the 2189 (Calne) Squadron & 2491(Lyneham) Squadron ATC website.
The Air Training Corps is a national voluntary youth organization designed to develop the qualities of young people. It is sponsored by the Royal Air Force and provides challenging aviation, adventurous and community activities. The motto of the Air Training corps is Venture Adventure.
The aims of the Air Training Corps, as defined in the Royal Warrant are:
1. To promote and encourage among young men and women a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.
2. To provide training which will be useful both in the services and in civil life.
3. To foster the spirit of adventure and to develop the qualities of leadership and good citizenship.
The squadrons is part of the Dorset and Wiltshire Wing of the Air Training Corps.
2189 (Calne) Sqn meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 1845hrs to 2130hrs at the cadet centre on Bryans Close road in Calne.
2491 (Lyneham) Sqn meet every Monday and Thursday evening at 1900hrs to 2130hrs at the cadet centre on “B Site” MOD Lyneham.
We undertake a varied and stimulating programme of training ranging from flying and gliding, engineering projects, sports and adventurous training including rock climbing, camping, hill walking and the Duke of Edinburghs award scheme. Also offer BTEC qualifications in Aviation studies and Public Services level 2, First Aid training and of course drill.
The ATC is an equal opportunities organisation open to boys and girls from ages 13 to 17 seeking to develop personal qualities such as initiative, resourcefulness and the ability to work successfully as a member of a team.
So if you want a challenge please visit the squadron on a parade night or contact us through this website.
Flt Lt RAFVR(T)
Officer Commanding 2189 (Calne) Sqn & 2491(Lyneham) Sqn