The Air Training Corps (A.T.C.) is a national voluntary youth organisation, established in 1941 by King George VI. It is sponsored by the Royal Air Force and provides challenging aviation, adventurous and community activities.
The aims of the Corps, as defined by Royal Warrant, are:
To promote and encourage among young people to have a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.
To provide training which will be useful in the Service and in civilian life.
To foster the spirit of adventure and to develop the qualities of leadership and good citizenship.
These aims are achieved by:
Providing progressive training in aviation related subjects.
Encouraging participation in a variety of activities including adventure training, flying, gliding and citizenship training.
Developing personal qualities such as initiative, resourcefulness and the ability to work as a member of a team.