The Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) is a national youth organisation sponsored by the Royal Air Force in the UK. Membership is open to young people aged between 12 (Year 8) and up to 20 years subject to conditions.
To promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.
To provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life.
To foster the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship