2158 (Sevenoaks) Squadron Air Training Corps

The Civilian Committee

The Air Training Corps is a voluntary youth organisation for the air minded under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), but its squadrons are based in their local Communities and are part of their own cities and towns. Some of the activities are sponsored and financed by MOD but others are not, and it is in connection with the latter that squadrons need the help of their civilian committees.

Civilian Councils and Commitees

The civilian structure of the ATC is based on Councils and Committees in support of each Squadron and Flight. These are:

  • The Air Cadet Council, under the Presidency of the Under Secretary of State for the Armed Forces, composed of representatives from MOD, the Commandant Air Cadets and the Chairmen or representatives of Regional Councils;
  • The Regional Council composed of the chairmen or their representatives of all Wings in the Region;
  • The Wing Committee composed of the chairmen or their representatives of all squadrons in the Wing;
  • The Squadron Committee


The purpose of these Councils and Committees is to support cadet activities by:
  • Giving direct help and advice to formations in performance of their tasks;
  • Providing a means of ensuring that squadrons' views are properly represented at Air Cadet Council, Regional and Wing levels;
  • Fostering association between ATC formations and their associated communities;
  • Raising, controlling and accounting for non-public funds in support of squadron training programmes and approved activities.

2158 (Sevenoaks) Squadron has an active civilian commitee, but are always looking for new members to join and assist in developing the squadron further. Current members meet monthly with the Officer Commanding, and are responsible for the administration of funds, applying and searching for grants for equipment, assisting with fundraising and recruitment events plus other tasks required by the Officer Commanding.

If you are interested in joining the civilian committee and helping us out, please contact the Officer Commanding, Flt Lt Russell Dowling, who will advise you of the date of the next meeting.To find out more about our civilian commitee members, click on their name below to read a little bit more about them:

  • Chairman: James Richards
  • Secretary: Michelle Relyea
  • Treasurer: Adele Deakins
  • Members: Trisha Sellors, Paul Johnson
  • Padre: Mark Griffin

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