The Squadron parades twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays from 1845-2115.
Worried about fitting in? Equality is a central part of the Air Cadets’ ethic. The cadet experience is open to everyone, so whatever your nationality, background or ability, whether you're male or female, if you're between 13, or at age 12 when beginning school year 8 and 17 years old you can join us.
Uniform is provided for you and almost all activities such as Flying, Gliding and Shooting are free. The cost of joining our Squadron is £10 a month which is very reasonably priced for what you get. For more information on what we get up to inside the Corps check out the 'Activities' page. The Air Cadets is an excellent way of meeting new people and getting involved in activities you would not get the chance to experience anywhere else. If you are interested please get in touch!
Meet The Team
Officer Commanding & Wing STEM Officer
Flt Lt Tom Smith
Fg Off Cheryl Lee
Squadron Warrant Officer
WO David Wood
Drill & Discipline
WO Russ Melton
FS Luke Dowling
Training and Media & Communications Officer
FS Sam White
Advenure Training Officer
FS Scott Watson
FS Tom St John
CI Tim Fawdry
CI Max Franks
CI Claire Giffen
Our Squadron first paraded on 14th March 1941 as 1224 (Ilkley) Squadron and has remained a viable unit for almost 80 years.
Originally based at Ilkley Grammar School on Cowpasture Road, The Squadron was later housed in premises at the rear of Kings Hall.
Ilkley Squadron was eventually merged with 279 (Otley) Squadron in the 1970's to form 1224 (Wharfedale) Squadon and now has premises on Ashlands Road.