The information on this website is published for guidance only. Although it is updated as soon as possible after changes are decided, no guarantee can be given regarding accuracy of information on the site.


Air Cadet Websites are published under the authority of the Headquarters Air Cadets, and contain information duly sanctioned for release to the general public. They are bound by the Copyright regulations. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on these services are strictly prohibited and are punishable under the Computer Misuse Act 1990

Crown Copyright 1996-2016

The Royal Air Force Air Cadet’s is a youth organisation, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. The information we produce is Crown copyright and is administered by the Department’s Intellectual Property Rights Group (IPRG), under delegated authority from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO). For more information on Crown copyright visit the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website.

The material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright unless otherwise stated. All material may be downloaded to file or printer for the purposes of non-commercial research or private study. Any other proposed use of the material may be subject to a copyright licence. Licences are issued in accordance with the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Freedom of Information

Supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act does not give the person or organisation the automatic right to reuse the documents in a way which will infringe copyright, for example, by making multiple copies, publishing or issuing copies to the public.

Privacy Statement

The 173 (Orpington) Squadron ATC website does not store or capture any personal information without the user inputting such information.

Information submitted to the site is used solely to contact you in case of an enquiry you submit. This information is not passed on or shared with any third party and is removed from our systems once your enquiry has been dealt with.

Other websites linked from this site do not necessarily follow the same policies and therefore we cannot be responsible for the content of these external sites.

Further information on your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 can be found on theInformation Commissioner’s website.



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Every time our web site is accessed an entry is made in the web server’s log file. This tells us broadly where an access is coming from, when it was made, which file was requested and whether the request was successful or not. It usually does not allow us to identify individual users. The data is used to assess usage levels and spot technical problems (such as broken pages or web server errors).

Web server

This is the machine on which the 173 (Orpington) Squadron ATC website is physically located, which delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.


You do not have to ask permission to create a link to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The pages must load into the user’s entire window.

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If you have a query about any of the above please use the form on the contact page.

Site Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies to collect information about you. If you use this website, then you accept that we can use the cookies set out below.

What are cookies?

Cookies are information packets sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers. There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

We use the following cookies:

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Third Party Cookies

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How to reject cookies

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All browsers provide tools that allow you to control how you handle cookies: accept, reject or delete them. These settings are normally accessed via the ‘preferences’ or ‘options’ menu of the browser you are using.

If you are unsure as to how to manage your cookies or require more information, we have provided the following links to the settings pages for the most commonly used web browsers:

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About this cookies policy

We created this cookies policy using a Contractology template available from www.freenetlaw.com. The Contractology website supplies a wide variety of legal documents, including template eulas.