176 (Hove) Squadron Air Training Corps



On the 5th February 1941, the Air Training Corps (ATC) was officially established, with King George VI agreeing to be the Air Commodore-in-Chief. The Aims of the Air Training Corps having been set out in the Royal Warrant and are:

  • To promote and encourage among young men and women a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.
  • 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.

Today the organisation offers numerous opportunities and activities for cadets aged 12 (In year 8) -18 years old. Ranging from flying and gliding, adventure training, physical fitness and lots more.

Our local ATC Squadron is in Hove, based just off Neville Playing Fields.  For more information please click HERE.

On 24th September 2015, Andrew Birks was inducted at their Chaplain.  This will serve as a link with our parish as most of the ATC services will take place in the parish.

Service planned so far:

9th November at St Nicolas Church:  Memorial Ceremony

14th December at The Church of The Good Shepherd: Carol Service.

Please attend these services if you are able and support the valuable work the ATC do in our local communities.

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