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We're 491 (City of Birmingham) Squadron

Come and see what we have to offer you as a cadet.

Flying & Gliding

What we do

Parades & Drill

What we do

Shooting & Marksmanship

What we do

Birmingham 10k Run

What we do

Wing Athletics

What we do

Visit to Aston Fire Station

R T A Exercise with Local Station

75th Anniversary Torch Run


Cadet Building – 487 Albert Road, Aston, Birmingham B6 5NL (map)

(Non postal address)

Mondays & Wednesdays • 19.00hrs – 21.00hrs • Tel 0121 328 7721

Email oc.491@aircadets.org

Welcome to Our Squadron

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.

Aims of the Air Cadet Organisation.

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