The ATC is a voluntary youth organisation under the sponsorship of the MOD. Some activities are funded by MOD but not all and the individual squadrons are based in local communities and encourage activities intended to help youngsters living locally.
The Aims of the ATC are:
~ To promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation and the RAF
~ To provide training which will be useful both in the Services and in civilian life
~ To foster the spirit of adventure and to develop the qualities of leadership and good citizenship.