It is with deep regret that 2185 (Swanage) DF will not be reopened after the Covid pandemic.

The regional commandant has made the decision based on cadet numbers and the estimated costs of bringing the HQ in Court Road, up to the required standard.

We are very keen to continue offering the air cadet experience to the young people of Swanage who are invited to join/transfer to 2185 (Wareham) Sqn, which is in St Martin’s Lane BH20 4HF.

For further details, please email Swanage DF was established in 2000, after a public meeting to address the lack of activities for young people in the area.

We would like to thank Swanage Town Council, and the many groups in Swanage who have supported the cadets over the past years. The cadets have enjoyed helping at various events in the town.