For every squadron there is an associated Civilian Committee.

The squadron Civilian Committee members hold monthly meeting, a minimum of 5 members make up a civilian committee, a Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary have been elected.

We welcome support from members of the public, parents, school managers, local councillors, ex-service personnel, the RAFA and The Royal British Legion.

The ATC is a charitable organisation. The Royal Air Force provides funds for a few of the key activities such as flying and glider pilot training, but the great range of other activities offered by the ATC have to be financed from other sources. This is were the civilian committee plays their part to seek and manage the necessary finance by way of fundraising.



Fund raising events include: Cadets packing bags for money at the local supermarket, 'Spare change' collections at local events, Marshalling duties at public events, Raffles, Tombola, Wine or water stall to list a few.

For future Fund raising dates please see the main calendar

Currently we are fundraising for Archery equipment e.g. Backstop netting, Target bosses and stands.


How can you help?

We are always grateful for donations of any items suitable for fundraising, if you think you can help in anyway, please contact the Civilian Committee.

Also is an easy way for you to raise money for 1181 Syston SQN ATC by shopping with your favourite retailers

It’s 100% free and unlike other websites, they don't take your payment information.

Over 2,700 retailers to choose from including Amazon, Tesco, Argos and eBay, you could make a real difference by booking your holiday this way. 

All you need to do is register with them and select 1181 Syston SQN ATC as your chosen cause.

Instead of going to a retailers website directly, you first go to and click through to the retailer to make your purchase.


Civilian Committee Awards

The Fundraising award is presented annually to the Cadet that attends the most fundraising events.


Civilian Committee Meetings

Civilian Committee Meetings are held monthly starting at 7:30pm at the 1181 squadron building, contact the squadron for dates. 

The next AGM is being held 7:30pm on 23rd June 2016 at the Old School Hall Thurmaston, which all parents are invited.


Contact details for the Civilian Committee.

For further information please contact Penny Rickman Chairperson on 07444120481 or alternatively you can contact the 1181 squadron