FAMOUS CADETS

After many years of fun, travel and flying with the Air Cadets, many people have proceeded to go on and make great achievements in their life. A quick look at who was once an Air Cadet and you will see why.

From Actors to Astronauts, Athletes to Pop Stars, Air Officers and Pilots, this list is neither definitive nor exhaustive….

  • Flight Sergeant Arthur Aaron VC
  • Alister Allen - British Commonwealth & Olympic Small
    Bore Champion
  • Air Marshal Sir John Allison - former Chief of Staff, Deputy Commander-in-Chief STC
  • David Blakey - HM Inspector of Constabulary
  • The late Danny Blanchflower - Footballer
  • Anna Jackson - member of the GB women's wheelchair basketball team, competed at 1998 and 2002 World Championships, won bronze at 1999 and 2003 European champs and competed at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games also an AWO with 1074 (Ellesmere Port).
  • Johanne Brekke, Gold Medallist at 2002
    Commonwealth Games
  • The late Richard Burton - Actor
  • Geoff Capes - Olympic Shotputter, Weightlifter and "Strongest Man in the World"
  • John Conteh - Champion boxer -
    7F (1st City of Liverpool) Squadron
  • Timothy Dalton - Actor - James Bond
  • Eric Dancer - Lord Lieutenant of Devon & Managing Director of Dartington Glass
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir John Gingell - former Black Rod
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon - former Chief of Staff
  • Robson Green - Actor (861 (Wideopen) Sqn until 1983)
  • Bill Griffiths - Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Director of Crime Management (Metropolitan Police),
    New Scotland Yard
  • Raymund Herincx - Opera Singer
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns - former Chief of Staff
  • Brian Jones - Record breaking round-the-world balloonist
  • Riz Khan - CNN news international anchor and journalist
  • Admiral Sir Raymond Lygo - Managing Director British Aerospace
  • Wg Cdr Simon Meade - Former Leader of the Red Arrows
  • Simon McCorkindale - Actor/producer
  • Flight Sergeant Arthur Aaron VC
  • Alister Allen - British Commonwealth & Olympic
    Small Bore Champion
  • Laura Trevellian - BBC Parliamentary Correspondent
  • John Fortune - Actor

Flt Lt Alex Coomber - Bronze medallist at 2002 Winter Olympics
  • Len Deighton - Author
  • Roger Dowers - Chief Superintendent Derbyshire Police
  • His Grace The Duke of Rutland
  • Neil Fox (Foxy) - Capital FM radio DJ
  • John W Fozard - Led Harrier design team British Aerospace, President of RAC
  • Patrick Moore, astronomer and author
  • Barry Moss FRGS - Chairman of the British Chapter of the Explores Club
  • Michael Nicholson - News reporter for ITN
  • Gary Numan - Popstar and aviator
  • Sir Paul Nurse - 2001 Nobel Prize for Medicine (CCF (RAF) cadet)
  • Bill Pertwee - Actor

Sir Ralph Robins - Chairman of Rolls Royce

Linford Christie - World Champion athlete, (336 (Hammersmith) Sqn, 1978)