GB80ATC Marking the 80th Anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps

GB80ATC

To mark the 80th Anniversary of the ‘Formation’ of the Air Training Corps on the 5th of February 1941 Ofcom has issued the ‘Special’- Special Event Station callsign Golf Bravo Eight Zero Alpha Tango Charlie which is valid for use between 5th February 2021 and 4th February 2022.

Today the organisation is known as the Royal Air Force Air Cadets and ‘Parented’ by the RAF, there are approximately 57K Cadets and 1100 Cadet Forces Adult Volunteer staff many of whom are trained to operate radio equipment. Some are Licenced Amateur Radio Operators having gained their licences by progressing via the Air Cadet Foundation Licence Course.