The RAF's Air Cadets is one of the country's premier youth organizations and the world's largest youth air training organization, supported by thousands of dedicated volunteer staff.-RAF
The mission of the ACO is to be a modern, dynamic, sustainable air-minded youth organization of choice that offers fun and challenging opportunities.-RAF
The aims of the corps are:
• promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation and the RAF.
• provide training that will be useful in the Services and civilian life.
• foster the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.