On behalf of the Cadets and Staff of 1312 (Southend-on-Sea) Squadron Air Cadets I would like to welcome you to our website. Whether you are thinking of joining us or just here to find out a bit more about what we do, I do hope you are able to find all the information you need. If there is anything further please feel free to contact us via the 'contact us' section on this site.

Located at London Southend Airport we are the largest squadron in Essex.

Each year we take part in many activities including Flying, Gliding, Target Shooting, Adventure Training, Team Building, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the Squadron Band and various sports like Football, Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming.  We also get the opportunity to spend a week on an RAF base in the UK as well as attend adventure training and leadership camps.  Cadets even study towards a BTEC in Aviation Studies and can also work towards a First Diploma in Public Services.

Sqn Ldr Chris Byford RAFVR(T)

Commanding Officer

Great visit to Southend Sqn tonight, possibly one of the largest number I have seen at one Sqn in one go. Impressive!

1312 (Southend-on-Sea) Squadron ATC

57 Eastwoodbury Crescent




Call us on     01702 530559

Or e-mail us 1312@aircadets.org


Parade Times:     Friday: 19:15 to 21:30; Sunday: 09:50 to 12:30

Officer Commanding:     Squadron Leader C Byford RAFVR(T)

Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR

Commandant Air Cadets