1344 has been a Cardiff squadron number since 1941 (see our history pages for more details). From our foundations we've grown in strength and ability to become one of the biggest and most active squadrons in the UK corps with up to 120 cadets & staff, and a diverse range of facilities and opportunities.
We regularly take part in over 200 activities a year that are both ATC Core and Squadron choices (see our activity calendar & news and photos). We offer many qualifications & awards that both our cadets and staff can achieve.
One of the things we excel at is marksmanship, with our cadets frequently topping the leader boards at many cadet and inter-service competitions, an achievement that happens because they are trained to this high standard by our dedicated staff members; who themselves were top shooting cadets for our Squadron and the ATC.
Our Adventure Training team brings outdoor pursuits to our cadets (or rather our cadets to the outdoor pursuits), and our Fieldcraft experts train them up for extra survival skills and related competitions.
By the time our cadets finish their service with us they have signed themselves up for hundreds of opportunities and ended up with a list of experiences, qualifications and skills that fill their CVs several times over.
At the end of their service they don’t just go out into the world having been an Air Cadet - but a 1344 (Cardiff) Squadron Air Cadet. A real mark of pride.
There’s so much to know about 1344 that we've only put a fraction of it on this website (which we invite you to explore). The only way to find out the rest is to join us as a cadet or adult volunteer.
Here's more information about "what we do".