Welcome to 489 Squadron Air Cadets’ website. The Air Cadets is a nationwide youth organisation sponsored by the Royal Air Force and is recognised as the best youth organisation in its field.

489 (Acocks Green & Olton) Squadron supports the Youth in the Acocks Green, Olton, Solihull and surrounding areas. For more information, please feel free to contact us via our web form, give us a ring or send us an email. We are always happy to accept new recruits aged 12 to 17 and you are more than welcome to arrange a visit on a parade night to see what we do and allow us to answer any questions you may have.

The Air Cadets specialises in adventure training and life skills, as well as introducing an element of personal discipline and progress. We provide Cadets with opportunities to better themselves, gain academic qualifications, learn and improve valuable skills and most importantly; have fun!

From the RAF Air Cadet Website:

We’re sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is also our Honorary Air Commandant!

Read more…(External link)


Founded in 1941, 489 Squadron started with its headquarters based in Dolphin Lane School only on Sundays. Tuesdays were spent at Hartfield Crescent School and Thursdays at Sparkhill Commercial School.

By 1942 the squadron numbers were that considerable, the Committee took the decision to form another Squadron to deal with the number of cadets. The new Squadron was formed in Yardley Read More…


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Find Us

Where to find us:
Located up gravel drive between house numbers 63 & 65