Australian Air Force Cadets 316 (City of Lake Macquarie) Squadron Home Page

316SQN is now recruiting for 2021

Welcome to the Australian Air Force Cadets 316 (City of Lake Macquarie) Squadron Website.

Home to the Australian Airforce Cadets in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Area.


The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is Australia’s premier aviation orientated youth organization with over 200 Squadrons, 7000 cadets and 2000 staff nationally.

The AAFC is run in a military-like environment to give the youth of Australia a unique life experience and the opportunity to develop confidence, self-discipline, initiative, leadership, teamwork and communication skills that will be invaluable throughout their lives.

Our Squadron

Cadets at 316 Squadron will be exposed to a host of opportunities and experiences they would be unlikely to find in any other youth organisation, these opportunities include:

  • air experience flying and gliding
  • fieldcraft and survival exercises
  • ceremonial parades
  • firearms safety training
  • social events each year

  • Cadets can also participate in various camps and courses during school holidays such as powered flying, gliding, promotion courses, general service training and abseiling. To Learn more visit our Squadron Training and Specialised Training Page

    If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 and interested in joining 316 Squadron, please visit our Recruiting Page, page for further information on the next recruit intake.

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